Saturday, January 21, 2006

BBQ Safety

According to this article published in the Slidell Sentry-News, a Louisiana man was badly burned when trying to light his barbecue pit.

The article servers as a reminder to everyone that participates in the barbecue hobby whether using a charcoal barbeque grill, a charcoal bbq smoker, or a gas powered grills and smokers; safety is always a concern.

Barbecue Safety Tips:

  • Avoid using lighter fluid to light your fires. Use a charcoal chimney and fire starter sticks instead.
  • Don't wear baggy or loose fitting clothing that might catch on fire while cooking.
  • Don't stand too close to the flames.
  • If you have long hair, be careful not to get it too close to the fire.
  • If using propane powered grills and smokers--check the connections to the tank before igniting.
  • Never use gasoline, kerosene, or diesel fuel to ignite charcoal or wood for cooking.
  • Don't set your cookers, smokers, or grills too close to the house. It just might set your house on fire.

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