Grilling in Cold Weather

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Winter Grilling


Up until a few days ago, it was very cold in Albuquerque, and I attempted to do some grilling but was thwarted by Boyle’s Law. Boyle’s law states that at constant temperature for a fixed mass, the absolute pressure and the volume of a gas are inversely proportional. For a griller using propane, this means that as the temperature drops, so does the gas pressure, which is why I had an very low flame and consequently could not grill properly.  That’s just one of the problems facing the winter griller, and Mike Stines, who’s the barbecue editor of our Burn! Blog, discusses those challenges in his article on the SuperSite, “Wintertime Grilling: Cooking Safely in Comfort.”