When the temperature drops and you aren't barbecuing outdoors any more, it's time to prepare your barbecue for a few cold months under cover. Here's how to make sure it will be primed and ready to fire up in the spring. Photo by Charles & Hudson.
First, give your barbecue a thorough cleaning both inside and out. Remove the grates, heating element and gas tubes. Then clean each piece individually to remove all food which can attract insects and rodents.
Coat the burners and metal parts with cooking oil to help repel moisture and prevent rust and wrap the end of the gas line with a plastic bag to keep spiders and bugs from nesting in the gas tubes.
The Family Handyman has a few more tips for winter barbecue storage, so check out their full article below.
Grill Storage Tips for Winter [The Family Handyman]