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Cooking Steaks on a Natural Gas Barbecue

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Cooking Steaks on a Natural Gas Barbecue

Hart50 | Apr 6, 2008 07:23 PM

By way of a little history, I used to own a propane fueled barbecue and when I cooked steaks I would turn the barbecue onto high and then typically cook my steaks 5 or so minutes a side with the lid closed and Bob's your uncle.
I have now recently purchased a new natural gas fueled barbecue and have been experimenting with cooking the steaks with the lid open (trying to emulate cooking them on a grill as opposed to a oven) and perhaps not surpriseingly it takes forever to cook the steaks.
Using my new method, my steaks still taste pretty good but as mentioned above they take forever and so I am asking the collective wisdom of my fellow Chowhounds whether I should go back to my tried and true method? My suspicion is that the fire produced by natural gas is just not hot enough for a "grill" and that I am stuck with perhaps a combination of cooking with the lid open and closed.

Thanks in advance.

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