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Follow these steps to get your propane grill in great shape!


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Clean rust from burners with a wire brush

If the cylinder shows signs of wear and tear - dents, corrosion, lots of rust - bring it by our office so we can make sure it's safe.

Examine the grate, warming racks, valves, regulators, and so on. If any replacements are needed, call us.

When you're ready to fill your cylinder, remember to always keep the tank upright, plugged and safely secured. Now you're ready to grill - ENJOY!


Lip Lickin' BBQ Shrimp

2 pounds of shrimp
1/2 pound of butter
2-3 garlic cloves, minced


16 oz. of your favorite BBQ Sauce
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

Peel, de-vein, and butterfly shrimp. Combine marinade ingredients (use cider vinegar to taste), add shrimp, and marinade for an hour.

Mix one cup of the marinade with the melted butter; add garlic to taste. Dip shrimp in mixture and grill for 3 to 5 minutes, basting when you turn them. Serves 3-4.

NEIL'S Universal Laws - Nobody ever puts out a sign that says "Nice Dog"

Cheese Potatoes in Foil

3 large baking potatoes, peeled
Salt and pepper
4 or 5 slices bacon, drained, and crumbled
1 large onion, sliced
2 cups (8 oz.) cubed sharp process
American Cheese
1/2 cup margarine

Slice potatoes onto large sheet of heavy foil; sprinkle with salt, pepper and bacon. Add onion, cheese cubes, and sliced margarine. Mix on foil; bring edges of foil up, leaving space for expansion of steam. Seal well with double fold. Cook on gas grill over low flame 1 hour or until done, turning several times. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

When asked if he was on a special diet, a teenager responded by saying "No, just a see-food diet".

This yummy potato dish will have a definite appeal to your family's appetite and can be prepared with a variety of meats and vegetables.

NEIL'S Universal Laws

You cannot successfully determine beforehand which side of the bread to butter. The chance of the bread falling with the buttered side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.


To safely light your grill: open the hood; open the cylinder service valve; hold the igniter at a burner port of lighting hole; and turn the valve to the position recommended by the grill manufacturer.

July is National Ice Cream Month, a time to celebrate America's favorite frozen dessert.

August is National Water Quality Month Water is a precious resource and should not be taken for granted in daily life.

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