Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Auxier Gas Cook Out and Cruise In Take 2

                     
              Cook Out and Cruise In Take 2

            Here is the updated date and new registration opportunity                    for your classic ride.  Hope to see you all then.                                          Click here to register your classic ride.


Friday, August 17, 2018

Congratulations to our recent monthly prize winners -

Kathy B.
Ed F.
Howard T.
Connie T.
Linda T.
Joann M.
Bill S.
Holly L.


Your prizes went out in the mail today so keep an eye out for them and thank you for your continued support of our company

The Auxier Gas Team

Friday, May 18, 2018

Celebrate National Pizza Party Day with a grilled pizza!

Step-by-step instructions for using your grill, gas or charcoal, to make homemade pizza.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer
The first time I heard of making pizza on a grill all I could think of was, why would anyone want to do that?
Now that I’ve done it more than a few times I can think of several reasons, the first being who wants to heat up an oven to 450°F or higher on a hot summer day?
If you use a grill to make pizza, you can keep the heat outside where it belongs. Grills also better mimic a wood fired oven than your conventional indoor oven.
Whether using charcoal or gas, the smoke from the grill will help give your pizza great flavor that you simply cannot get from a regular oven.
It’s also easy! No, the pizza dough does not fall through the grill grates. Assuming you’ve properly heated the grill, your dough will form a lovely lightly browned crust.
How to Grill Pizza
The trick is that you cook the plain dough first, on one side, on the grill. Then remove it, flip it, brush the grilled side with sauce and toppings, and return the pizza to the grill for final cooking.
How to Grill Pizza
This is a quick how-to on the grilling steps. I’m assuming that you already have pizza dough ready to go, but if not, we have a great recipe here on our homemade pizza post.

MAKE AHEAD INSTRUCTIONS

  • Make ahead the dough. Make a double batch of the dough, let it rise, then divide it, wrap it in plastic wrap and freeze it! Then, when you want pizza for dinner, take the dough out of the freezer and put it into the fridge before you go to work, and when you come home take it out of the fridge and put the dough on the counter to warm while you heat up the grill.
  • Make ahead the crusts. Just stretch out the dough and grill it lightly on both sides. Let the crust cool on a rack so that the heat and steam on the underside of the crust doesn’t make it soggy. You can make several this way, a few hours ahead of time. Then when you are ready to grill again, paint the crusts with sauce, add toppings and grill!

How to Grill Pizza

Make pizza dough from scratch using our pizza dough recipe. Alternatively, you may be able to find prepared pizza dough, in the frozen foods section, at your local supermarket.

INGREDIENTS

  • Pizza dough (if using our pizza dough recipe note that it makes enough dough for 2 pizzas)
  • Olive oil
  • Standard toppings of tomato sauce, herbs, cheese (mozzarella is the best), and maybe some thinly sliced onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, or pepperoni
  • Some flour or corn meal for dusting the cookie sheet or pizza peel

METHOD

1 Make the pizza dough or use prepared pizza dough.
2 Prep grill and toppings: Prepare the grill for high direct heat. Prepare a small bowl with olive oil for greasing the grill grates and for brushing the pizza. Prepare the toppings so they are ready to go on the pizza—tomato sauce, cheese, and anything else you wish.
3 Stretch and shape the pizza dough: Shape the pizza dough by flattening it with your hands on a slightly floured surface. Either use your fingers to stretch the dough out, or hold up the edges of the dough with your fingers, letting the dough hang and stretch, while working around the edges of the dough.
 
Once you've stretched the dough, let it sit for 5 minutes and then push out the edges with your fingers again, until you have a nice round shape, about 12-inches in diameter. Do not make a raised rim, it will interfere with the grilling process.
 
Note that if you are preparing the pizza dough for a party, you can make several pizza dough rounds, stack them separated by parchment paper, and keep them in the refrigerator for up to two hours before cooking.
4 Grill one side of the pizza crust: Once the grill is hot (you can hold your hands an inch over the grates for no more than 2 seconds), dip a tightly folded up paper towel in olive oil and use tongs to wipe the grill grates.
Then place a pizza dough round on a lightly floured (or you can use cornmeal) rimless cookie sheet (or pizza peel if you have one).
Let the dough slide off the cookie sheet onto the hot grill grates.
Close the lid of the grill and let cook for 2 minutes.
 
5 Check how well the dough is grilling, look for pockets of air bubbles: After 2 minutes, open the grill and check underneath the dough to see if it is getting browned. If it is on one side, but not another, use a spatula or tongs to rotate the dough 90 degrees and cook for another minute.
If it is not beginning to brown, cover the grill and continue to cook a minute at a time until the bottom has begun to brown.
It should only take a couple minutes if you have a hot grill. The top of the pizza dough will start bubbling up with air pockets.
 
6 Remove grilled dough and flip it over onto a cookie sheet: Once the pizza dough has browned lightly on one side, use your cookie sheet or pizza peel to remove it from the grill. Use a spatula to flip the dough over so that the grilled side is now up. Keep the grill covered so it retains its heat for the next step.
 
7 Brush with olive oil, add toppings: Paint the grilled surface of the pizza with a little olive oil, then cover with 1 ladle of sauce – no more, or you'll end up with a soggy pizza.
Sprinkle on your toppings, ending with Mozzarella cheese (if using), and if using meat, put that over the cheese.
Remember to go light on the toppings, or your pizza will be heavy and soggy.
 
8 Slide the topped pizza back onto the grill. If you are using a gas grill, reduce the heat. If working with a charcoal grill, close the vents on the cover almost all the way. Close the lid and cook for 2-3 minutes more, or until the bottom begins to char and the cheese is bubbly. Pull off the grate with a spatula onto a cutting board or other flat surface and let rest for a couple minutes before cutting into slices.
Slice and serve!
https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_grill_pizza/ 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Propane Safety and tornadoes
Tornadoes can occur during any season of the year. In some cases, they can occur with little or no warning, bringing with them winds that can exceed 250 miles per hour. Every year, there are approximately 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries from tornadoes.
10 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Family Safe
If your home uses propane, there are a few simple steps you can take to keep your family safe and avoid potential dangers.

1. Create an emergency preparedness plan and review it with everyone in your family. Post a list with contact information for your propane retailer and emergency services (fire department, etc.) along with instructions for turning off propane, electricity, and water. If you do need to turn off your propane, contact a service technician to inspect your propane system prior to turning it back on.

2.  Consider installing UL-listed propane gas detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. These detectors provide you with an additional measure of security.  Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding installation, location,
and maintenance.

3.  If severe weather is in your area, listen to your local authorities, or television and radio stations, for instructions on the appropriate course of action to take. Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes can develop and move quickly. Have a battery-powered radio available in the event that the power goes out.

4.  If a tornado is approaching, immediately take action. If you are inside your home or a building, go to the lowest level possible such as a basement or a storm cellar. If there is no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level. If you are in a mobile home, trailer, or vehicle, get out immediately and seek shelter in a sturdy building or storm shelter.

5.  After a tornado has struck, use extreme caution and take the time to carefully evaluate the condition of all the structures on your property. Check the entire area for downed power lines, damaged gas lines, or damage to your propane tank. If your propane tank becomes dislodged from its service line, it’s likely to be leaking gas out into the surrounding area. A spark from a fallen power line or other ignition source could pose a danger to anyone nearby. Also, debris and water can find their way inside regulators and controls, causing potential safety issues. If it is dark, use flashlights, not candles. Immediately call your local utility company or propane retailer if any of these hazards exist. Do not attempt repairs yourself.

6.  If you find a propane tank on your property that is not yours, or if your propane tank has become dislodged or is missing, contact your propane retailer or your local fire department immediately.

7.  Never use outdoor propane appliances indoors or in enclosed areas, particularly during a power outage. This can result in carbon monoxide poisoning or death. These include such appliances as outdoor portable heaters, barbecue grills, and portable generators. Only use appliances indoors that are designed and approved for indoor use.

8.  Inspect your propane appliances for water or other damage, if it is safe to do so. If the appliances have electric components and have been exposed
to water, they can create a fire hazard. Do not ever turn on a light switch, use any power source, or inspect your household appliances while standing in water. This can result in electrocution.

9.  Schedule a time for a qualified service technician to perform a complete inspection of your propane system if you suspect any of your propane appliances, equipment, or vehicles have been under water or damaged, or you have turned off your gas supply. Never use or operate appliances, equipment,
or vehicles, or turn on the gas supply, until your system has been inspected by
a qualified service technician. Do not attempt repairs yourself.

10. Exercise sound judgment. As with any challenging situation, your composure during and after tornadoes and other severe weather events will ensure you don’t take unnecessary risks or pose any additional dangers to your family and home. Stay calm; use radios, television, and telephones to stay informed and connected. If any questions arise, contact your propane retailer or local fire department.

Taking these 10 simple steps can help promote safety all season long. With a little advance planning, you and your family can be prepared for severe weather events such as tornadoes.
For additional information on preparing for tornadoes, other natural disasters, and severe weather conditions, visit usepropane.com or contact your propane retailer.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

WINTER BULLETIN!
Staying comfortable and safe during the winter is as easy as planning ahead. Please familiarize yourself and the members of your family with this cold weather preparation checklist, which is provided by the Propane Education & Research Council.
Maintain an adequate supply of propane in your tank. Call Auxier Gas when your propane tank percentage is at 30%. A severe storm can hinder additional propane deliveries.
Use energy wisely. Winter storms and the resulting inaccessible roads may make propane deliveries difficult (even impossible) for several days. Use energy conservatively by setting your programmable thermostat to as low as is comfortable—possibly a few degrees cooler at night and when nobody is home. Close off any rooms that don’t need to be heated.
Keep the path to your propane tank clear. A clear path helps our drivers get to your tank easily, fill it quickly, and move on to our next valued customer.
Allow your appliances to vent properly. If it is safe to do so, clear snow and ice away from outdoor vents, chimneys, and flues to prevent blocking any ventilation.
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Clear snow and ice from around your propane tank. This includes regulators, regulator vents, piping, tubing, and valves. Use a broom instead of a shovel to prevent damage to your propane system components.
If you smell gas, take the right steps. Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or mobile phones. Get everyone away from the home or area where you suspect gas is leaking. If safe to do so, close or shut off the main gas supply valve by turning it to the right (clockwise). Call us immediately from a safe place to report the leak. If you cannot reach us, call 911. Do not return to the area until a qualified technician or emergency responder gives the OK.
Never use a stove or bring your gas grill indoors for space heating, even during a power outage. Only use appliances indoors if they are approved for that purpose. Never store, place, or use a propane cylinder indoors or in enclosed areas. Without proper ventilation, deadly carbon monoxide (CO) fumes produced can build up.
Operate portable generators with caution. Never use a portable generator (gasoline, diesel, or propane) indoors or in enclosed areas. Doing so can result in carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning or death.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

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****No snow here, but what if? ****
We want our drivers and you to be safe!
Please clear your propane tank for us to make a quick delivery. The easier we can deliver to you, the faster we can get to the next customer! Underground propane tanks, please consider marking your tank with a driveway marker in deep snow, and clearing the lid.
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Friday, September 29, 2017

MONTHLY PRIZE DRAWING CONTEST WINNERS!!
Thank you to everyone who has participated!
$50 Gift Card:  Amy M.
$50 Gift Card:  Gerald Y.
$25 Gift Card:  Edward F.
$25 Gift Card:  Kevin H.
$15 Skyline Gift Card:  Lou H.
$10 Graeter's Gift Card:  Phillip J.
Grilling Tools:  Judy P.
Grilling Tools:  Dave B.

Thank you to everyone who has participated.
Participation has been low over the past 6 months.  Keep checking back for updates!
9/29/2017