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Grill Chef bbq not enough heat , goes up to 400%initially and back down to 250%. Has been cleaned thoroughly. Garbage?

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  • mfgat Aug 24, 2008

    Thank you Charlie but my bbq is propane gas!

    No way to maintain the heat...any solutions?



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If you want good constant hot fire change charcoal i switched from briqutes to lump or what they call natural charcoal i use royal oak but best choice also markets it. thing is they add starch to briqutes to make them stick together and burn longer thus reducing constant heat the natural lump charcoal work great for good hot fire ill assume your grilling steaks works great on them hope this solves problem

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