I don't know about you, but I am ready to grill out! I am partial to gas grills, since when I was growing up, my dad thought it was a good idea to drown the charcoal in lighter fluid.Nothing taste worse than a lighter soaked burger. The only problem I see with a  gas grill is running out of propane while you are cooking. I have done that too many times.

Here are some handy ways to see if you have enough propane left in the tank:

1. Buy a gauge

This is one of the more practical ways of knowing if you are going to run out of gas or not. You can go cheap and buy a gauge that sticks on the tank and will tell the temp of the tank from top to bottom. Then there are the fancy electronic ones that are able to tell how much liquid and gas is left. Or, you can go down the middle and get a scale that can come with a grill or be added on.

2. Weigh it

This would be the most practical. A normal propane tank weighs around 18 1/2 pounds. Take the tank and set it on the scale. Subtract the number you get on the scale from the weight of the tank and you have your weight. Seems easy.

3. Pour water on it.

Not the first thing I would think of.  What you do first is disconnect the tank from the grill. Next, take some warm water and pour it from the top to the bottom of the tank. Take your hand and where it feels cooler is where the tank is empty. This is not an accurate way of checking.

Good luck grilling and make sure you save me some.