new bbq; but no grate for lava rocks
I recently bought a new bbq from home depot and it doesnt have a bottom grate for the lava rocks or ceramic briquets like my old bbq. all it has is a piece of ventillated sheet metal that is bent up like a tent that covers the burner. the guy at hd said I don't need the lava rocks/ceramic bricks with this kind, and I can just go ahead and cook without it as it is not supposed to use them.
well, i did that last night and all i got was the black soot covering my veggies from the propane smoke/flame.
is this the way how this bbq is supposed to be set up, am i suppposed to cook without lava rocks?
Can i put in lava rocks if I wanted to? (i'd have to get a bottom grate to hold the rocks from actually sitting on the burner and on the bbq pit itself.)
i am not used to cooking this way and i don't see how you could get that bbq flavour/scent with just a propane flame.