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Topic: Grillin' Indoors . . . . From: Pauline,
Subject: Indoor BBQ is it possible???
I would like to find a BBQ which can be used inside an enclosed area. Do they make such a BBQ natural gas???
Ahhh! What perils, Pauline,
Depends upon how enclosed is the area and other factors. Natural gas, or propane, burners properly adjusted to combine with a precise amount of air, produce carbon dioxide and water as by products. With incomplete combustion, carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas is also given off. Even otherwise innocuous carbon dioxide, being heavier than air, could eventually displace the air in a tightly enclosed area and put you in great peril.
If however, you had a chimney or a vented hood under which to place your grill -not a BBQ (please read the glossary)- you could, with absolute safety, grill indoors on your gas grill.
As a practical matter, millions of folk continue to use unvented gas heaters in their homes, and gas stoves, some unvented, are widely used.
Therefore, if you can broil in the broiler of your gas stove, why not broil on the grill of your gas grill? Just make certain that the flame burns bright blue without any yellow and open a window. Make certain that a gas shut-off valve is located some distance from the grill.
No cliff hanger, this time.