Whether it’s by choice or out of necessity, grilling at night can be extremely enjoyable and even calming. You don’t have to worry about the sun beating down on you, and the heat of the grill is less intense in the cool night air. Grilling in the dark has its own unique challenges though, which is why we put together this list of tips to help you out.
Wearing gloves while you are grilling is never a bad idea, but it’s a good idea to wear them at night because your chances of burning yourself are much higher, which is why we’ve included it on our list of tips for grilling in the dark. Investing in a quality pair of grilling gloves – no, not oven mitts – will save your hands from burns and keep you from dropping your piping hot food to avoid a burn.
Clear Tripping Hazards
This is one of those grilling tips that will benefit you when you’re BBQing at any time of the day, but it’s especially important when you’re grilling at night. Take some time to create a clear path from your home to your grilling space and remove any garden hoses, pool toys, or yard waste that could be a tripping hazard.
Use a Thermometer
A digital thermometer is essential to ensure your poultry is cooked all the way through and your steaks are done to your liking while grilling in the dark. It can be difficult to tell if the food you are cooking is undercooked or too well done in the dark, which is why investing in and using a digital thermometer made its way onto our list of tips for grilling in the dark.
The most important piece of advice on our list of tips for grilling in the dark is to cut through the dark night with a good built-in or attachable BBQ light. Many of Napoleon’s grills now come equipped with built-in lights and illuminated controls, which makes grilling at night a breeze. That being said, if you already own a grill that doesn’t have lights and you aren’t ready to make an upgrade just yet, not to worry, there are a ton of aftermarket BBQ lights that easily attach to any grill. Adding extra lighting to your grill and grilling space will also enhance the benefits of all the above tips so that you can focus on what’s important, grilling!
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