There’s nothing quite like a rack of slowly smoked ribs, especially if they’re the product of your fine cooking. When grilling and smoking, it’s important to think about safety, as well as the meat you’re barbecuing. After all, if you’re barbecue goes up in smoke, no one’s going to be talking about how great the meat was. Whether you’ve barbecued 100 times or this is your first time, here are some basic safety tips to keep in mind when you go to smoke your next rack of ribs.
Smoke belongs inside your smoker or grill. To keep your fire and smoke contained, make sure to:
open your grill before lighting it, so gas doesn’t build up inside it
check for dry grass under and around your grill, which could ignite
keep a fire extinguisher nearby, in case fire starts to spread
Smoking is often an all-day process, which provides an unattended fire plenty of time to spread. Before starting to smoke or barbecue any meat, make sure you’ll be able to constantly pay attention to what you’re cooking, and heed these basic safety tips.
Despite all the precautions you take, there still is a possibility that you have an accident while smoking or barbecuing meat. Therefore, it’s important to insure your home with a homeowners insurance policy that covers smokers and grills.
If you don’t currently have a policy that provides adequate coverage, contact us at Shaner Insurance Group. Serving Tucson, AZ, home insurance agents at our office has helped many barbecue enthusiasts find policies that cover their hobby. They’d love to help you as well. To talk with one of our independent insurance agents, give our office a call today.