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Posted: January 15, 2024

Grilling Made Easy: A Guide to Propane Grill Tanks

Come To Trinity Gas For Your Cylinder Refills!

grill tanks nashville, tn The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association recently surveyed American grillers and found that 61 percent use propane as their barbecue’s fuel. This makes a lot of sense since propane offers superior heat control and ease of use.

Think about grilling with charcoal. You need to get a heavy bag of coals and light it with fluid that can create a chemical taste. Then, you need to wait for the charcoal to reach your desired temperature, which takes a while. And once you’re done, you’ll need to wait for the coals to cool before cleaning up the ash, which is messy.

In contrast, propane leaves no taste and produces virtually no smoke. It ignites easily, and you can adjust your temperature with the turn of a knob. When you’re finished grilling, all you need to do is turn off the burners and close your grill tank cylinder valve. It’s unbelievably simple!

New grill owners in Nashville, East Nashville, Goodlettsville, and Madison, Tennessee communities can always turn to the Trinity Gas for propane advice.

Propane cylinders for freestanding grills

Freestanding gas grills typically use 20-pound grill tank cylinders. Trinity Gas offers propane cylinder filling & requalification.

If you have a medium-sized grill, one 20-pound propane cylinder should fuel roughly 18 to 20 hours of cooking time. If your grill is larger, it may last only about 10 hours.

Checking for leaks in your propane cylinder

Once you attach your propane cylinder to your grill, you should ensure there are no leaks in your tank, hoses or connections. There’s a simple test:

  1. Mix a 50/50 solution of water and dish soap in a spray bottle.
  2. Spray this soapy water onto your grill tank valve, plus your grill’s hose and regulator.
  3. Open the cylinder and inspect all the places you sprayed. If you see bubbling, gas is likely escaping.
  4. Close the valve and tighten all your connections.
  5. Reopen the valve. If you still see bubbles, there is likely a leak. The cylinder, hose or regulator will need to be replaced.

Dealing with a grill that won’t light

With most propane grills today, you can light your burners by holding down the ignitor button and turning the knob until a row of blue flames come on. If this doesn’t happen, turn off your grill, wait two minutes and try again. If your burners still don’t come on, try these simple fixes:

If your grill still doesn’t light, contact the vendor that sold it to you for assistance.

Visit us for convenient propane cylinder refills and recertification.

Trinity Gas’s full-service store is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from October 1st to May 31st for customer walk-ins. We’re located at 1905 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207. Contact us with any questions.