Grill technology has advanced significantly over the last decade, and the range of high-quality gas grills on the market today covers basically every possible price point. Barbecue aficionados who use their grills practically every day might find that traditional propane tanks become inconvenient, as they need to be replaced relatively often. As an alternative, owners of high-end grills often prefer to install a natural gas line that can be used to provide constant fuel for the grill. Once the life of the propane tank isn’t a constant consideration, you’ll be able to barbecue as often as you want.
Pros and Cons of a Natural Gas Line
The decision to install a gas line to your Brinkmann grill isn’t cut and dry, and it’s important for you to consider the pros and cons. The major advantage of natural gas is that it’s readily available whenever you want it, and you won’t ever have to worry about it running out. Natural gas also tends to be much cheaper than propane when you consider the price per BTU. The potential downside of natural gas is that you can’t just plug a natural gas line into your existing propane grill and expect it to work. Instead, you’ll either need to order a conversion kit–which can typically be installed easily in just a few minutes–or you’ll need to buy a new grill that is already set up as a natural gas version.
Installing the Gas Line
Amateurs and gas don’t mix, so you should never try to install a natural gas line on your own unless you are a certified professional. Instead, talk to someone at your gas company and have them recommend a contractor who can come in to do the job. One quick service call should be all they will need to attach your new line and get you all set to grill using fuel that’s better for the environment and easier to maintain.