Who’s to say barbecuing is strictly a summertime activity?

Almost half of grill owners cook over an open flame during the chilliest months. That’s according to a recent study by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association.

To entice more off-season sizzling, the HPBA launched a new digital campaign. Barbecue fans get winter grilling tips and recipes at www.WinterBarbecuing.com and share pictures of their frigid cookouts using the hashtag #Wintercue.

Wintercue recipes include such comfort foods as beer-can white chicken chili, slow-cooked beef stew and braised beef short ribs.

Of course, cooking in the cold comes with certain precautions. Grillers should plan to increase cooking time by about 25 percent and to reserve lifting the lid to turn and flip foods – no sneak peeks, in other words. The HPBA also advises grillers to select smaller cuts of meat that will cook more quickly.