your Gas Grill
TWO, THREE OR FOUR GAS BURNERS
Look for a grill having a minimum of two to three gas burners
which will allow for greater control of heat. For instance, indirect
heating may be accomplished by using the gas burner on one end
of the grill and placement of the meat on the other. You may also
add a water pan directly beneath the meat to make it perform similar
to a water smoker/grill.
Gas Grills require a diffusing material between the meat and the
direct heat from the gas. This material, in addition to diffusing
the heat, contributes to the amount of smoke generated and protects
the burner elements. These substances may consist of Lava Rocks
(less common), Compressed Pumice Rocks (or briquettes), Metal
Plates or Ceramic Materials. Grease buildup on these diffusing
elements is a potential flare-up hazard!
Package of Ceramic Material - Ceramic diffusers can come in all
shapes. Usually your grill will have a bag of material such as
this to spread on the lower grate to help prevent flare-ups.
Racks of Ceramic Diffusers - An ingenious idea to place the ceramic
diffusers in separate trays which allow for easy management. Another
view showing easy removal of the trays to reach the burners below.