Grill recipes call for grill temperatures ranging from low to very hot. Adjusting for the different heat levels can be accomplished by adjusting the gas flame, using more or less charcoal, spreading the coals, or by adjusting the space between the coals and the food.
The technique for checking your grill's temperature is simple. Carefully place the palm of your hand at the level your cooking food will be and count until your hand gets so hot you have to move it away. The following guidelines will let you determine the heat level of you grill before you grill those ribeye steaks.