Who uses lava rock?

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by codyford, May 13, 2016.

  1. codyford

    codyford Newbie

    Random question more than anything.  Anyone use lava rock between the grates & RF plate (on top of the RF plate)?  Experiences with lava rock and a reverse flow?

    Its for my reverse flow with propane burners (which makes it a little bit different).  All of my bbq's I've ever had I always put lava rock in underneath the grill grates (will be doing so on my latest build), above the heat source to act as heat retention & grease collection.  Also helps with the seasoning of the grill with the lava rock sucking up the grease & the burners/heat releasing that flavor back into whatever your cooking.
  2. smokejumper

    smokejumper Smoking Fanatic

    No, never.
    Lava rocks are for grills where the burner flame directly impinges on the lava rocks.
    A smoker is indirect heat, so lava rock will not serve the same purpose.

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