How much propane is in the tank?
July 11, 2011 8:44 PM Subscribe
How do I know how much cooking time is left in a tank of propane for my grill?
posted by sharding to food & drink (15 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a very recent convert to gas grills, necessitated by the fact that the place we're currently living doesn't allow charcoal grills. We're having some people over for a BBQ, and I have no idea how much gas is left in the tank we have right now. For all I know, it could be anywhere between 90% full and virtually empty. Since it's my first tank, I have no concept of how long a tank lasts (and I haven't been tracking how much I've used it). I'd hate to run out of gas when I'm cooking for guests, but it also seems wasteful to trade in the tank if it's nowhere near empty. And we have a small balcony, so we don't really have room to store a second one if I were to take that route.
Is there any reasonably accurate way to tell when I'm getting close to running out of gas?