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Old 05-29-2014, 11:09 AM   #1
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Anybody still use lava rocks?

My gas grill is probably 20 years old, and it has a lower grate above the burners that support some lava rocks. I see the new grills at the box stores and they don't do that any more. How do they diffuse and distribute the heat evenly without the rocks? Is there a better method nowadays?
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
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Havent seen lava rocks in a gasser in quite a while..though do still use them in my electric brinkmann. Think the smart move would be to buy more lava rocks when them you have go kaput.
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:07 PM   #3
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I have them in my Weber gasser. I think they retain heat or something like that lol.
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