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Change Your Clock and Your Propane Tank  (3/10/2016)
More Daylight = More Grilling
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (March 10, 2016) – The return of Daylight Saving Time—the unofficial kickoff to spring—moves us from dark winter evenings indoors to the patio for more nighttime grilling. So when you change your clocks, also pick up a fresh propane tank for the start of the spring grilling season.
A 2015 study by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association shows that grilling increases dramatically with the extra hours of daylight. While 14% of people surveyed use the grill almost every day or one to two times per week in the winter, almost half use their grill almost every day or one to two times per week in the spring. The last thing anybody wants is to be out of fuel.
Whether you’re a year-round griller or it’s your first time firing up the grill this year, follow these tips from Blue Rhino (, the number one brand in tank exchange and creator of innovative, premier barbecue accessories and outdoor lifestyle tools by Mr. Bar-B-Q® ( and Blue Rhino, and fire pits by Endless Summer®.
  • Start with a fresh propane tank. Blue Rhino tank exchange locations are conveniently available at over 45,000 retail locations nationwide Check the safety information provided by your grill’s manufacturer, on the side of Blue Rhino tanks, and from industry association HPBA.
  • If it’s still chilly in your area, place your grill in a location that’s sheltered from cold winds, but is approximately 10 feet from any combustible surfaces. Don’t place it against siding or near other materials susceptible to heat damage or catching fire. NEVER GRILL IN A GARAGE OR ENCLOSED SPACE, OR ON A FLAMMABLE SURFACE.
  • Propane grills can be harder to light in the cold. To make it easier, do NOT turn the handwheel on the propane tank all the way on. Instead, try turning it just a single turn before lighting.
  • Help take the chill out of the air and make your guests more comfortable with an Endless Summer fire pit.
  • Always start with a clean grill since any cooked-on food particles can cause flare-ups.
  • Pick up a new grill brush to help you get your grill clean and ready for the season. 
‚ÄčCheck out these Blue Rhino grilling recipes for this spring. For more information on Blue Rhino’s full line-up of brands and products, visit
About Blue Rhino
In 1994, Blue Rhino – named for the color of a propane flame and the endangered animal – launched America’s first branded propane tank exchange service. Today, Blue Rhino is more than propane, with a full line of products that create family time and special moments in the backyard, patio and home. Offering convenience, innovation and affordable luxury, Blue Rhino’s outdoor living products include grills, barbecue tools and accessories, patio heaters, firepits, fireplace accessories, mosquito traps, furniture/grill covers and more sold under such brands as Mr. Bar-B-Q®, Mr. Pizza™, Endless Summer®, UniFlame®, Backyard Basics and SkeeterVac®. Blue Rhino’s leading propane exchange brand is available at more than 45,000 retail stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico and is based in Winston-Salem, N.C. Blue Rhino is a division of Ferrellgas, L.P. For more information, visit
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