Estimate How Much Propane Is Left In Your Tank With A Glass Of Water

You don’t want to run out of propane halfway through your outdoor dinner party. Culinary weblog Chow shares a quick way to estimate how much propane is left in your tank.

Disconnect the tank from your grill and pour a glass of warm water along one side of the tank — areas with propane will absorb the heat from the water and feel cold to the touch, and areas without propane will feel warm.

This isn’t a method for exact measurement, but knowing that a full tank provides around 20 hours of grill time should let you estimate if you have enough propane for your next BBQ.

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