Six Tips on Successful Tailgating
SWANNANOA, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#blossmangas–Summer may be ending, but don’t stow away your grill just yet. With high
school, collegiate, and professional football getting into full swing,
it’s time to move the BBQ from the backyard to the parking lot. Next
time you support your favorite team, pack up the party and your portable
Blossman Gas has six key Tailgating Tips to help you enjoy your
Blossman Gas six Tips for Tailgating
1. Plan Ahead and Prep in Advance.
To avoid last minute scrambling or forgetting essentials, make a
checklist of all the food, drink, and equipment
you plan to bring. Do as much prep work as possible the night before.
For example, if you plan to make omelets for breakfast, break and mix
the eggs, add the herbs and whatever additional ingredients are going
in, pour them into a jar, and then the next day all you need to do is
pour them into the hot pan with butter. For your grilling: chop, season,
marinate, and stow in the fridge the night before so you have more time
to throw the football around.
2. Know the Rules.
Most stadiums have strict guidelines regarding when, where, and how
people can tailgate. Save yourself some serious hassle by checking your
athletic department or stadium website for tailgating rules and
3. Meet the Neighbors.
If it’s your first season on the tailgate circuit, be respectful of
established “party lines.” At many campuses and stadiums, tribes of
tailgaters have been setting up in the same place for decades. Once you
find these loyal fans, be sure to check out their setup—they’re experts,
and you’re bound to learn something.
4. Be Smart and Only Cook with Propane.
Cooking with a propane grill will dramatically cut down the start-up
time by lighting easily with an easy-to-follow process. 1. Open the
grill lid (cover) prior to anything else. 2. Open the propane cylinder
value slowly to start the flow of gas. 3. Turn the burner control that
is closest to the ignition switch to High. 4. Press the ignition switch
one to two times to light the burner. You are ready for cooking in 5
minutes, not 20 to 30 minutes like charcoal. Propane gas offers precise
temperature control for those favorite recipes and costs about half to
one-third as much to fuel as a charcoal grill. You won’t have to hassle
with charcoal bags or lighter fluid, and a huge plus is that propane
grilling on average produces three-times less greenhouse gases than
charcoal grilling. .
5. Check your Equipment the Night Before and Pack Spares.
Check the weight of the propane tank. Nothing is worse than trying to
find someone with a spare propane cylinder at the tailgate, because
everyone else is using their own. Often, tailgating involves pulling
into an overcrowded parking lot with no chance to leave and come back.
Pack an extra propane cylinder and set of tongs.
6. Keep an Eye on the Clock.
Since your party start time is tied to kickoff, coordination is
everything. If you’ve got a noon game, you’ll need to get a REALLY early
start. If your team plays at night, you can sleep in. Either way, you
don’t want to miss out on any of the good pregame dining or socializing.
To figure out just how early to get to the stadium, make a list of all
your pregame tasks and how long each takes, then work backward from
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