Spray it on the grate before you put it on the grill. No flare ups.
Maybe I misunderstand what you mean by burns easily...
Terry - I am selling my LSG. If interested, see HERE
LSG 24"x30"x36" Vertical Upright Smoker with Warming Oven
Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5" - Weber Genesis S-330
Pitmaster IQ-120 - Thermapen - Maverick ET-733
For info on any mods I have done to my WSM, please see this post