A quick trick to tell how much gas is left in your gas bottles

If you use portable propane gas bottles but are unsure how much gas is remaining, there’s an easy way to find out.

There’s nothing worse than running out of gas in the middle of cooking steak and sausages for a dozen family and friends. To avoid the embarrassment and emergency run to the service station to get a fresh bottle, just get a bucket of hot water.

Pour the hot water down the side of the gas bottle. The propane inside the tank will absorb the heat from the water, but the empty space will remain hot. Run your hand down the gas bottle. When you feel the bottle go from warm to cold you’ll know where the gas level is within the bottle.

This video demonstrates how easy it is to do.

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