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Weber: How to Grill Over Direct Heat on your Gas Grill



There are two ways to set up your grill for grilling. For foods that takes under 20 minutes (think burgers, steaks, fish, chicken breast) you will use a method called direct heat. The direct heat method means that food is cooked directly over the burner tube. 

So how do you set up your grill for direct cooking? 
• Open the lid of your gas grill and make sure all control knobs are in the off position.
• Slowly open the valve on your propane tank all the way or turn on the gas at the source and then wait a minute for the gas to travel through the gas line.
• Light each burner individually, from left to right, following the owners guide instructions for your grill model.
• Close the lid.
• Preheat the grill for 15 minutes, or until the grill’s thermometer registers 500° to 550°F.
• Brush the cooking grates with a stainless steel
grill brush to remove any leftover debris.
• Adjust all burners to the temperature noted in the recipe, close the lid, and allow the grill to come to the proper temperature.
• Place food on the cooking grate.
• Close the lid of the grill and lift it only to turn food or to test for doneness at the end of the recommended cooking time.

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