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I have a regular gas grill (Brinkmann) and I'm trying to find a way or a workaround to have an infrared on it, have any of you tried that? is it possible to use something like this by placing it on grill?

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To clarify - by "an infrared" you mean indirect heating over part or all of the grill surface? Or, are you wanting to measure the heat of the grill with a touchless IR thermometer? –  logophobe Jul 28 at 16:01
    
I mean indirect heat –  Gues912389 Jul 30 at 4:43
    
I'm guessing that the 'ceramic tiles' are the equivalent of adding lava rocks, like we used to have in gas grills. –  Joe Aug 20 at 12:42

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The tiles you linked to are a part of an infrared burner, but they would not produce the same effect just by being laid atop a grill. As it states here:

Even if you're fond of DIY projects, keep in mind that placing a ceramic, metal or glass plate across your standard grill won't turn it into an infrared grill.

As Joe mentioned in the comments, they would heat up and emit some IR, similar to lava rocks, the radiant heat plates (AKA "Flavorizer bars") included in most modern gas grill designs, or aftermarket add-ons like grill grates.

Depending on the style and design of burner in your current grill it is likely that retrofitting an IR burner into the fire box would be difficult, dangerous or impossible. You'll probably be better off looking for a stand alone unit like those available from Brinkmann or Solaire. If you just need an ambitious (and possibly dangerous) DIY project, you could try contacting a manufacturer like Micron Fiber Tech to see if you could order a burner that would fit within the dimensions of your grill's firebox and come pre-plumbed to connect to a gas regulator.

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Generally for indirect heat on a grill, you have the heat source on at one half or one third of the grill, depending on the size and the other side is the indirect heat area. The effect only works when the cover of the grill is down.

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IR burners are used for high heat, direct, radiant heating... not as indirect heat sources. What you have described is indirect cooking via convection. –  Didgeridrew Sep 20 at 8:39

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