Originally Posted by fat_bastard
Nobody has mentioned being absolutely certain that the propane tank is empty before cutting into it. I've never done it but from reading here the best way to do it is to fill it with soapy water, drain it, then fill it with clean water and drain again. We don't need BBQ'd Brethren
I'm pretty sure it's empty. It was slated for the junk yard. We rescued it. But that's a good tip on cleaning it out to make sure there aren't any residuals... Oh the visions in my head of a dozens of shoulders and briskies or a whole hog.