Light it Up with Liberty for National Barbecue Month in May!

Join Liberty Gas as we celebrate National Barbecue Month in May as Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner. Our Liberty team will, of course, be using our propane-fueled BBQ’s to celebrate!

Be sure to fuel up at our filling station in Westhampton Beach and avoid the rush. Or better yet, consider hooking up your BBQ to a propane line, so you don’t have to ever worry about running out of gas in the middle of the party.  That would be embarrassing! Our team can set this up easily, and you can enjoy the convenience all-year long to make it the best summer yet.

In celebration of National BBQ Month, Liberty would like to share these juicy facts and BBQ history with our awesome customers!

Facts and figures courtesy of National Today 

History of National Barbecue Month

1900’s – The United States embraced barbecuing. Barbecues become one of the main forms of public celebration — especially on July 4.

1756 – Samuel Johnson’s 1756 dictionary gave the following definition: “Barbecue — a hog dressed whole.”

1526 – Gonzalo Fernández De Oviedo y Valdés, a Spanish explorer, was the first to use the word “barbecoa” in print in Spain.

Top 5 Delicious Facts About Barbecuing

  • Depending on what is getting cooked, barbecuing times can vary a great deal. Some slow barbecuing techniques can take as many as 18 hours or longer.
  • The longest barbecue measured 8,000 meters in Bayambang, Pangasinan, Philippines in 2014.
  • Barbecue varies by region, with the four main styles named after their place of origin: Memphis, North Carolina, Kansas City, and Texas.
  • “Barbecue” doesn’t just mean grilled meats. The term barbecue is also used to designate a flavor added to food items — think potato chips.
  • It can be “barbeque” or “barbecue.” There are few words in the English language that have more variations of spelling than barbecue. Some barbecue joints spell it with a French influence, as “barbeque.” Technically speaking, however, in English, it is officially spelled “barbecue.”

Contact Liberty Gas today to explore all the options we provide to keep the grill pumping out those burgers, dogs, chicken, steaks, veggies, corn on the cob, and anything else you can think of!