How to Make a Gas BBQ Hotter

Kabobs on a grill

If you need to make your gas BBQ hotter without causing any damage to your food, home, yard, or yourself, you should use caution and follow some specific guidelines. It is also important to note your food will cook more quickly when making the grill hotter so you may need to adjust your timing to avoid overcooking or burning your food.

There are several things you can do to make sure your grill burns hotter and more efficient. By implementing these tips and maintaining your barbecue grill, you will be able to get the results you need.

1. Use Grill Bricks

Pile some grill bricks around the gas tube in your grill, to make your barbecue hotter. This works because the bricks will conduct the heat from the gas and will add heat to the cooking process, allowing you to grill your food faster or create higher temps. Do not pile the bricks high. Instead use only a single layer to make sure you cook your food evenly.

2. Maintain Your Grill

Set of grill accessories

It is very important to maintain your gas grill. Cleaning it after each use will not only prevent fires from starting from dried up grease or food left over, it will also keep the way clear for the gas heat. It is easy to scrub off burnt oil and food while the grill is still warm. It is important that you are careful so that you do not burn yourself.

Also make sure that you have enough gas for grilling. If you are running low on gas, you may not be getting the amount of heat you need to keep the grill hot.

3. Turn Up the Heat

If your grill is clean, you can turn up the heat either by applying more gas to the flame or by using knobs and switches on your grill. Read the user's manual for your grill to find the right temperature you should use for each kind and cut of meat. Vegetables should be cooked at lower temperatures, so make sure you turn down the heat before applying those. You may need to practice a little with extra food until you know the right temperatures.

4. Allow the Grill to Heat Up Before Cooking

Make sure that you allow the grill to fully heat up before you cook your food. Not only will this allow your grill to become hotter, but you will be able to make sure that your food is cooked evenly and correctly. It will usually take 15 to 20 minutes for a grill to get hot, so ignite it while you whip up your favorite grilling recipe.

5. Wrap Food in Tin Foil

You can use tin foil to help your food get hotter. As the gas heat rises, it will conduct through the foil and get your food hotter faster.

Remember that a hotter grill can lead to a burnt dinner so you will want to closely monitor it as you cook.