Tips For Winter Grilling

December 31, 2021

Grilling isn’t just a summer pastime–with the right tricks of the trade, you can fire up your grill all year long. Whether you’re craving an expertly-seasoned rack of ribs or are looking to mix up your winter menu with some healthy options, the tips we share here will help you create delicious grilled dishes this winter. Outdoor activities like grilling are even more enjoyable when you have a backyard with a view, and our new homes in Elizabeth, Colorado, offer everything you need to fully experience and enjoy the great outdoors.

Keep Safety in Mind

Safety is the number one component to consider before you start the grill. Throughout all seasons, you’ll want to make sure that the grill is placed in a safe area at least 10 feet away from fences and all other flammables. Be sure to store fuel in a safe, dry place and stock up on additional fuel to account for lower efficiency in cold weather. When it comes to keeping the outdoor chef safe, reduce the possibility of accidents by wearing fitted clothing that can’t get tangled in the grill. If you’re grilling in snowy weather, place an anti-slip mat on the surface where you’ll stand.

Prepare For Extra Warmup Time

If you’re grilling for a crowd, avoid a time crunch by factoring in extra warmup time. During the warmer months, your grill may only need about 10 – 15 minutes to warm up. When you’re grilling in chilly temperatures, it’s possible for warmup times to take longer than usual.

Switch Up the Menu

To avoid running outside to baste every few minutes (and allowing heat to escape in the process), consider switching up the menu for the winter. Grilled pizza is an excellent choice for wintertime and could become a seasonal favorite (DIY pizza parties, anyone?). Likewise, lower-maintenance options such as fish or ribeye will cook quickly and require little attention while they’re on the grill.

If you’re looking forward to getting outside and grilling this winter, the tips mentioned here will help you make the most of the season. Although a gorgeous new home with a beautiful backyard isn’t required for great grilling, it’s definitely a perk. If you’ve been thinking about buying, you’ll love the benefits that come with our new homes in Elizabeth, Colorado. Located on 1,000 acres of a previous working ranch with more than 400 acres dedicated to trails, parks, and open space, our conservation community is perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors because it offers an abundance of opportunities to immerse yourself in nature. Ready to learn more about becoming a resident? Please contact our team to learn more about availability.