Techniques Recipes by Technique How to Barbecue in a Gas Grill Published May 25, 2011 8:00 AM Techniques SHARE 2. Replace grill rack over the pan. Scrub grates clean with a brush (wipe grate with an oil-soaked cloth, if desired). Brenda Weaver 3. Turn all three burners to the highest heat. Let grill preheat for ten minutes, or until the grill grate is searing hot. Brenda Weaver 4. Turn middle burner off, and place meat over burner with no heat. Close grill, and open vents to circulate smoke evenly. Brenda Weaver How-To Recipes by Technique Barbecue Food MORE TO READ RELATED The Saxelby Cheesecake Plums, vanilla bean, and fresh chèvre sparkle in Caroline Schiff’s sweet tribute to the legend of American-made cheese. READ NOW RELATED Kosher Cachopa Michael Twitty’s take on Cape Verde’s iconic, hearty stew honors the island nation’s Jewish roots. RELATED Quick-Pickled Beets This stress-free method will have you snacking on nature's candy without the post-canning cleanup.