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How to Insulate a Barbecue Grill

Jeffrey Brian Airman

You can insulate a barbecue grill from the inside and outside to maintain cooking temperatures over a long period of time. Much of the heat generated by the flame of a barbecue grill is absorbed and radiated outward by the grill body. Layers of insulation reflect the heat back toward the food for faster and more efficient grilling. Thoroughly insulate a barbecue grill to get the most out of the fuel you use and the foods you cook.

Step 1

Coat the inside surface of the barbecue grill lid with strips of adhesive thermal insulating tape. Overlap each strip of tape by 1 inch over the last for full coverage.

Step 2

Measure all the exterior panels of the barbecue grill that can be covered. Draw shapes of the barbecue panels, with dimensions that are 1 inch larger in every direction than the panels, onto a thermal insulating blanket. Cut out the shapes.

Step 3

Assemble the panel sections so the seams are overlapping by a 1/2 inch. Use the thermal tape to secure the overlapped seams from both sides. Cut exhaust or vent holes to line up with any that you do not want blocked.

Step 4

Slide the custom-fitted thermal cover onto the barbecue once the grill has reached a desirable temperature. Lift the cover off and set it aside when you are tending to the food.