I'm new to having a yard, and I'm grilling a skirt steak on my gf's small charcoal grill tomorrow. I grilled some hot dogs tonight hoping to get the hang of it, but it just didn't seem that hot. The dogs were on there 10 minutes with no blackened spots and some onion slices didn't get any color at all. I'd just use my 12" cast iron pan on a stove like i usually do, medium high heat and two minutes a side, but I don't want to fill her place with smoke. I've always been pessimistic about grilling, but now, as a total n00b, I have to confront it and still put out some good asada.