Propane Tiki Torch Season is Officially Open!

Citronella oil? Please. Propane tiki torches produce practically no smoke and will last your entire lifetime. (image: yardsurfer.com)

Memorial Day and the 4th of July are sneaking up quickly, friends, and there’s nothing more American than a proper backyard grilling party. You’ve got to do it right and set the scene – obviously, you’ll be needing some tiki torches.

Sure, Citronella oil is a natural insect repellent. But any self-respecting tiki torch connoisseur knows propane is the way to go. There’s no wick to mess with, and the flames burn longer and steadier even when it’s windy. There’s no potential for spills when you’re refilling, since you simply replace the canister, and you already know propane burns cleaner than oil. Whether you opt for traditional bamboo or some modern metal design; your yard will feel like a snazzy tropical wonderland! That’s right. Plus, depending on the mood of the party, you can adjust the valve to produce a small, dim flame or a nice tall blaze.

A little history: tiki torches as we know them today were born in Hawaii and began appearing in other states in the 1930s and 40s. After World War II, soldiers wanted something to bring home to remind them of the island, and when Hawaii became a state in 1959 they became even more popular.

To celebrate we thought we’d share our favorite interpretation of another Hawaii-based party essential, the Hula.

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