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Game Day Grilling

Having friends over to watch the big game? Ditch the take-out and fire up that grill for a unique spin on classic game day favorites!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4-6

For the Wings:
3 lbs. chicken wings
1 ½ tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. black pepper
Vegetable oil, for grill

For the Buffalo Sauce:
6 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ cup plus 2 tbsp. Frank’s Red Hot Original
¼ tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. chili powder
¾ tsp. sugar

1. Heat the grill to medium-high. Season the wings with salt and pepper.
2. Using grill tongs, dip a wad of paper towel in oil and carefully rub on the grill grate until glossy and coated. Grill the wings, covered, flipping occasionally, until they’re golden brown, crispy and completely cooked through, about 20 minutes. Keep a close eye on the grill: if there are flare-ups or the wings begin to burn, move them to a cooler part of the grill or reduced the heat. You don’t want grill marks on the wings; just a nice and even golden-brown color.
3. While the wings are cooking, combine the butter and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl. Cooke for about one minute in the microwave until the butter is melted. Stir in hot sauce, salt, onion powder, chili powder and sugar. Set aside.
4. Once wings are finished cooking, dip in the sauce and serve immediately.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Serves: 1-2

1 lb. pizza dough
½ to 1 cup tomato sauce
Shredded mozzarella
Olive oil
Toppings of your choice

1. Heat your grill. You should heat it quite hot (aim for at least 550°F) and set it up so the pizza is over direct heat.
2. Set up a table or bench near the grill so you have easy access to your ingredients and toppings.
3. Next, you’ll want to prep your dough. It should be stretched or rolled into a thin circle. Once you’ve rolled your dough, brush one side with olive oil. This will be the side that you will lay down on the grill.
4. Take the lid off the grill and lay the dough on the grill, olive oil side down. Bruch the top of the dough with a thin layer of olive oil. Let the dough cook for about 3 minutes, with the lid off, or 1 to 2 minutes with the lid on. Use tongs to lift up the dough from time to time, checking on how it’s doing. You’ll want grill marks, but you don’t want the dough to get crispy; it should be just set.
5. Flip the dough over with tongs or a spatula. The dough should come up easily and flip without tearing. You’ll want to top the pizza quickly. Spread a thin layer of sauce, some cheese and toppings. It shouldn’t be too heavily loaded, or the pizza won’t cook well. Close the lid and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
6. Remove the lid and check the pizza. The edges should be crisp and well-done, and the cheese should all be melted. Use spatula to remove pizza from grill. Let the pizza sit for 3 minutes, then cut into pieces and eat!

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Serves: 8

2 ripe peaches
2 ripe nectarines
Canola oil
8 large scoops vanilla ice cream
Honey, optional
Sea salt, optional

1. Heat grill to medium-high heat
2. Brush the peach and nectarine halves with a touch of oil and place on the grill for a few minutes, and then rotate 90 degrees and continue to cook for about 3-4 minutes or until grill marks appear and fruit begins to caramelize.
3. Remove from the grill with a pair of tongs and serve with a scoop of ice cream on top. Top with honey and sea salt to taste.

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Top 8 Ways to Save This Fall

Labor Day came and went, which only means one thing—summer is officially over. Although the summer heat may still be lingering, we think it’s never too early to start prepping for the imminent temperature drop. To help fatten up that piggy bank of yours, we’ve compiled a list of our top energy saving tips to apply this fall!

1.  LET IN THE LIGHT. Start taking advantage of sunlight and leave your curtains and blinds open during the day. The visible light and ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun travels through glass very quickly, and once it enters your home, converts to heat.

2.  SEAL IT UP. You’re literally throwing money out the window if you don’t seal air leaks before the heating season. If left untouched, the gaps will continue to let cold air enter your home, forcing your furnace or boiler to work overtime. Luckily, caulking is a quick, cheap and easy way to lower your energy bill.

3.  INSULATE, INSULATE, INSULATE! I can’t even begin to stress how important proper insulation is when it comes to lowering your energy bills. You can reduce your energy bills by up to 20% when your home is properly insulated. Experts suggest having a professional inspect your insulation on an annual basis (preferably before the heating season).

4.  MAINTENANCE IS KEY. To keep your appliances running at peak performance, you should have them serviced by a professional on an annual basis. As we head into heating season, be mindful of additional maintenance requirements. For example, experts suggest replacing your furnace filter every 4 to 6 weeks during the heating season due to high usage.

5.  PROGRAM THAT THERMOSTAT. Programmable thermostats offer improved comfort, convenience, and efficiency, all of which helps to save you money. You can set these based on your family’s routine; shutting the heat off when no one’s home and turning it back on when you are.

6.  COLD WASH CLOTHES. Using hot or warm water for your laundry makes up a large portion of your hot water costs. If you switch to cold water for your laundry, you could save about 7-11% of your total hot water heating costs!

7.  TIME TO UPGRADE. Is your appliance on its way out? Invest in upgrading your appliance rather than wasting countless hours and dollars in repairs. Although the initial cost may be higher than repairing your current appliance, you’ll save big bucks in the long run. Newer appliances have a higher efficiency rating, which will lower your energy bills and reduce maintenance costs.

8.  DROP THE TEMP. We use hot water for so many things—showering, dishwashing, clothes washing—so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that water heating accounts for 18% of the total energy consumed in your home. To help lower your bills, we suggest lowering the temperature of your water heater between 110°F-120°F. You’ll still get the same hot water without the extra cost.

Have questions on ways you can save this fall? Contact us or your local office to speak with an energy expert today!

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AmeriGas Tanks Stand Strong During Hurricane Hermine

Hurrican Hermine

Hurricane Hermine made its presence known last week as it travelled along the East coast, hitting the Hatteras Island area of Outer Banks, NC especially hard. With wind gusts exceeding 80 mph, Hermine pulverized the area for two full days resulting in severe flooding and devastation in the area.

However, there was one bright spot in the midst of all the devastation—AmeriGas! At AmeriGas, we genuinely care about the safety of our customers and employees, which is why we’ve invested heavily in the “Tank Anchoring Project”. The “Tank Anchoring Project” entails driving anchors attached to the tanks into the ground, preventing the tanks from moving during events such as hurricane Hermine.

Brain Brennan, District Manager, stated, “While the cost to AmeriGas has been significant, I believe this weather event is proof that our investment in safety, for our customers and staff, was money well spent”. AmeriGas employees were not the only ones that noticed the impact of the “Tank Anchoring Project”. Brennan stated that he received a call from a customer who “wanted to compliment AmeriGas on anchoring her tanks down”, claiming that she “has seen a lot of tanks floating in her neighborhood, but not one AmeriGas tank”. Brennan wrapped up the conversation with, “Because of our investment in safety, all [of] our customers and tanks on the island are safe”.

This is a prime example that, with AmeriGas, you can rest assure knowing we don’t just say “Safety is Our Highest Priority”; we make it our top priority.

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Top Propane Delivery Options

We know how important it is to have a reliable and responsive propane provider. That’s why, at AmeriGas, we offer a wide variety of propane delivery service options. Whether you use propane to heat your home, or to keep your business up and running, we offer programs that are tailored to fit your needs.


  • Automatic Delivery:  Our Automatic Delivery program takes the hassle out of propane. You’ll no longer need to check your tank gauge or call in to schedule a delivery. With Automatic Delivery, we’ll monitor your tank levels for you and schedule your deliveries accordingly!
  • Online Order/Review:  If you’re like me, then you like taking care of business online. Drop the phone and check out our new and improved online services! With My AmeriGas, you can schedule and/or review deliveries, pay bills, view invoice and more—all at the touch of your fingertips!
  • Will-Call:  Like being in control of your propane deliveries? As a Will-Call customer, you have complete control when it comes to monitoring your tank levels and scheduling your deliveries.
  • AccuGas®:  Our AccuGas® tank monitors allow us to monitor your tank level remotely and schedule your deliveries when you need them. You can even check your tank level anytime, anywhere through your online account!


  • Fixed Cycle:  Looking for some consistency when it comes to your propane deliveries? Then our Fixed-Cycle delivery program is just for you! Fixed-Cycle means you can schedule your propane to be delivered every month, every other month, every 6 weeks—whatever works best for you and business!
  • Automatic Delivery:  Don’t have time monitor your tank and schedule your deliveries? No problem! When you enroll in our Automatic Delivery program, we’ll monitor your usage and schedule your deliveries when you need them!
  • AccuGas®:  Never run out of propane again! With AccuGas®, we’ll remotely monitor your tank level(s) and schedule your deliveries accordingly.  Best of all—you can view your tank level(s) anytime, anywhere through your online account!
  • Forklift Cylinders:
    • Cylinder Exchange:  With the Forklift Cylinder Exchange program, AmeriGas monitors your propane usage and delivers full forklift cylinders directly to you, keeping your business up and running!
    • On-Site Cylinder Refueling: Let us monitor your propane usage for you! With our On-Site Cylinder Refueling program, we’ll come to you to G537hb12
    • fill your forklift cylinders when you need it.
    • Bulk Tank Service: Does your business have a lot of forklifts? To improve overall efficiency, we suggest opting in for an on-site tank and dispenser.

Still have questions about what delivery option will work best for you? Contact us or call your local office to speak with an expert today!

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Summertime Grilling

Total Time: 38 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Inactive: 20 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds of good-quality kielbasa or other smoked sausage, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3/4 cup of ketchup
  • 3/4 cup of spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of hot sauce


  1. Soak 8 to 10 wooden skewers in water for about 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat your grill to medium and brush with the oil. Thread the sausage onto the skewers, leaving space between each piece. Grill until slightly crisp, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  3. Mix the ketchup, mustard and hot sauce in a bowl. Serve with the sausage for dipping, and enjoy!
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Summer Propane Maintenance

Regular maintenance, inspection and safety measures are the best way to ensure your propane appliances are running safely and efficiently. But with all the appliances we regularly use, keeping up with routine maintenance can feel like an impossible task. That’s why we’ve put together a cheat sheet for the appliances you should focus on this summer.

A qualified service technician should perform a thorough appliance inspection on an annual basis. It’s important to remember that appliance maintenance is no DIY job; only qualified service technicians have the proper training to install, service, maintain and repair your appliances.

If you use your appliance heavily during one season, like a furnace or boiler, you should have the system inspected and cleaned prior to the beginning of the season. You don’t want to find out your heating system needs repairing or replacing when the temperature begins to dip in December.

If you use your propane appliances year round, it’s a good idea to set a month for your annual inspection and maintenance. This simple trick is a great way to help you remember to schedule your service! Summer is a great time to schedule maintenance since your propane company is likely to be less busy than in the middle of the heating season.

Since we’re in the midst of summer—and a heatwave at that—I think it’s safe to say that you’re not heating your home at the moment. That’s why we suggest servicing the following appliances this summer:

  • Propane furnace/boiler (serviced annually by a professional)
  • Propane fireplace (serviced annually by a professional)

Less seasonal appliances that are used year round also require routine maintenance. Whether you have these appliances serviced summer, spring, winter or fall, designating a specific month for service is a great way to make sure they’re not forgotten about! Some of those appliances include:

  • Propane water heater (serviced annually by a professional)
  • Propane oven (serviced annually by a professional)
  • Propane clothes dryer (serviced bi-annually by a professional)

Unsure if your appliances are due for routine maintenance? Contact us or call your local office to speak with an appliance expert!

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Our Glendale, AZ Team is Beating the Summer Heat with Code Red Heat Relief


Every day AmeriGas locations across the nation host and participate in drives and events to support their local communities. July begins our #SummerofService to highlight these events our offices participated in this year.

Our AmeriGas teams in the southwest region of the country always feel the extreme heat in the summertime. This is why our team in Glendale, Ariz., is helping their community stay cool this summer with the Code Red Heat Relief campaign.

The campaign started four years ago in partnership with the Phoenix Rescue Mission to bring water and supplies to individuals who need them to prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths. There were a reported 6,000 homeless men, women, and children who reside in the streets of Phoenix in the scalding sun due to improper shelter. The days above 100 degrees outnumber other slightly less invasive conditions, causing the heat-related problems for citizens who stay outside for long periods of time.  In 2015 the Phoenix Rescue mission delivered over 871,882 bottles of water, hygiene kits, and food to people in need.

The AmeriGas team focuses on collecting cases of bottled water and each year exceeds their goal. Karina Romero, Operations Supervisor in Glendale, said her team started the Code Red Heat Relief Campaign several years ago and they’ve contributed at least 100 cases of bottled water each year.

“Safety is our priority and staying hydrated here in the valley is crucial,” said Romero. “These three digit temps for a long period of time is tough for all of us.”

For more information about Code Red Heat Relief contact our Glendale location or about the Phoenix Rescue Mission, visit

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The Olympic Torch Runs on Propane

2016 Rio Olympics Torch

The Olympic flame is one of the oldest and most cherished symbols  of the Olympic games.  In ancient Greece, the flame represented the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus and the fire stayed lit throughout the Olympic games. This year the Olympic torch is very unique. The torch, created by São Paulo-based design firm Chelles & Hayashi, expands when it touches flame and includes five ribbons of color, stemming from the Brazilian flag: gold, blue, and green.

The modern torch was introduced in the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam and the first torch relay was at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games. Since then, the design of the torch has evolved, along with the fuel that powers the symbolic flame. Everything from gunpowder to olive oil was used to fuel the Olympic torch’s flame. More sustainable fuel sources have since been introduced, since the flame was intended to remain lit throughout the journey of the torch relay (which goes through dozens of countries in a wide range of conditions). “The first liquid fuels were introduced at the 1972 Munich games. Torches since that time have carried liquid fuels — they are stored under pressure as a liquid, but burn as a gas to produce a flame. Liquid fuel is safe for the runner and can be stored in a lightweight canister.” (HowStuffWorks)

In 2000, the creators of the Sydney, Australia Olympic torch  utilized a mixture of 35 percent propane and 65 percent butane (cigarette lighter fuel), which ignites a strong flame without making a lot of smoke. This was a more lightweight and environmentally friendly option for the torch and safest for the torchbearer to carry.  Because the propane/butane mix can be stored as a liquid under relatively light pressure, it can be kept in a lightweight container.

In an effort to have a green Olympics, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Torch was fueled entirely by propane because there is no risk of pollution.The 2012 London Olympic Torch was fueled by a mixture of propane and butane. Although it has not been officially reported what fuel source is being used in the 2016 Rio Olympic Torch, we hope they are continuing the trend of using clean-burning propane.

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The Gunnison, CO AmeriGas Team Grills up 600 Hotdogs for Annual Fishing Derby


Gunnison Fishing Derby 2016

Every day AmeriGas locations across the nation host and participate in drives and events to support their local communities. July begins our #SummerofService to highlight these events our offices participated in this year.

Early in June the team in Gunnison, CO got their usual spot at the annual Gunnison Fishing Derby for a great #SummerofService event. This event is hosted by the City of Gunnison for kids in the community. This year our team grilled up over 600 hotdogs and the event brought in an estimated 500 guests!

The City donates food and drinks, as well as stocked Pac Man pond with fish, and AmeriGas supplies the propane grills and labor. Some of the highlights of the event include free fishing poles, a freshly stocked pond, target practice and gun and bow safety, archery, free t-shirts for all the kids, outdoor education on trails and wildlife, boat safety education, and of course free food!

District Manager Joe Mosely said the team in Gunnison started participating in the event about six years ago and they’d only cooked about 100 hot dogs that year. Now that the event has grown, he said, AmeriGas is one of 7 booths.

“We do this every year and keep coming back,” said Mosley. “We’ve got one spot we sit at every year. They call us up and tell us when the [fishing derby] is and we’re there.”



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AmerGas Lake Isabella, CA is Committed to Community Rebuilding After a Devastating Fire

Lake Isabella AmeriGas


Every day AmeriGas locations across the nation host and participate in drives and events to support their local communities. July begins our #SummerofService to highlight the events our offices participated in this year.


In light of a recent fire that broke out on June 23, our AmeriGas team in Lake Isabella, CA is steadfastly on the road to recovery with their community. Deemed the 15th most destructive wildfire California history, burning over 48,000 acres, the Erskine fire took 309 homes and two lives just a few weeks ago.

“We were a tight-knit community to begin with, but this brought us even closer,” said Kelsey Brown, District Manager, AmeriGas Lake Isabella. “It was devastating, but seeing everyone come together across so many different organizations for the rebuilding process is great.”

Relief organizations, churches, and neighboring unaffected communities donated significant amounts of food, water, temporary shelter, and clothing to the displaced residents. The AmeriGas team put their heads together and decided to donate a product we know best; propane. Brown said temporary kitchens, churches, and other unaffected areas were able to use propane cylinders to cook for displaced residents and anyone who needed assistance. Despite the wildfire, the AmeriGas team was able to keep delivering to their unaffected customers and assist the local Fire Department to get propane out to residents in need and tag any tanks that were damaged in the fire.

“In our community we came up with the ‘All for one, One for all movement,” said Brown. “The goal is to gather as many people and organizations for rebuilding our community.”

The local radio station, a huge component to the Lake Isabella community, lost their repeater towers in the fire and currently do not have a way to broadcast. The AmeriGas team will be assisting in the effort to rebuild the radio station as a part of their commitment to the movement.

“We are thinking about the long term needs of our community, which is why we want to raise money for the radio station,” said Brown.  “It’s something the whole community listens to on a daily basis and really brings the community together.”

Brown said instead of the usual Customer Appreciation Day coming up in August, the AmeriGas team will be hosting Community Appreciation Day at the office.

“We’re inviting local law enforcement and our fire fighters and everyone in the community to come out to boost morale,” said Brown. “We are really looking forward to it and think it will be a great day!”

The Lake Isabella team is also committed to helping out some of their own who were impacted by the tragedy.

“Unfortunately we had one team member, Kevin, who lost his home in the fire,” said Brown. Despite losing his home, “Kevin kept busy assisting the community and we were able to fundraise for his rebuilding process.”

The Lake Isabella rebuilding effort is an ongoing process. If you would like to contribute to the efforts, please contact us for more information.


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