Everyone knows how much I enjoy using my grills and smoker.
The times I spend preparing food on the grills or the smoker are among the most pleasant moments in my life.
This incident happened last week and I am just now able to talk about it. I had just placed a steak rubbed down with a fantastic rub on the grill, closed the lid, and checked my watch to time the cooking. In less than a minute or two, fire erupted on the outside of the grill near where the propane gas hose connects to the grill. I don't remember the next few seconds - which seemed like hours. The next I remember, I was turning the valve off on the gas tank, my heart pounding. The fire slowly got smaller and then went out. I ran several yards away thinking the tank may explode. It didn't.
This has never happened to me before. I only use Weber grills (charcoal or gas - Weber is the best!)
I have used this grill many times with never any trouble with its operation.
Later, when I disconnected the hose from the grill, it wasn't tightened all the way. You can bet from now on, I will make sure it is tightened securely. That may have been the cause.
3 hours ago