Smoking food is no longer reserved for those of us with charcoal grills, or dedicated smokers. Just because you only have a gas grill doesn’t mean you can’t smoke with it. I’ll show you how to easily smoke with a gas grill.
As a big time griller, I have all sorts of different grills for different purposes, but I know not everyone does. You have a gas grill, but you’d love to smoke some foods; guess what, it is no problem.
It is actually very easy to smoke using a gas grill. If you’re lucky you might have a grill that has a slide out smoker box. Some grill models come with this smoker drawer that you pull out and fill with wood chips. Just follow the manufacturer’s directions on your specific model and you’ll be smoking with your gas grill in no time.
However, if you’re like me, your gas grill doesn’t have a smoker box. It doesn’t matter; you still can smoke with it. What you need to do is make a smoker pouch.
- Soak your favorite wood chips for an hour or so.
- Using a sheet Heavy-Duty Aluminum Foil, place a handful or two of soaked wood chips in the center.
- Fold all sides up to make the pouch. You’ll want to double-fold at the edges to create a better seal.
- Using a knife, poke several holes on the top side of the pouch.
- Place the pouch under the grate directly over one of the burners.
- Heat the grill on high until you see smoke, then adjust the temperature to the level you want to cook at.
Pretty simple huh? If you can fold aluminum foil into a pouch you can smoke on your gas grill. Now, if you are smoking large cuts of meat or even a turkey you’ll want to make a bigger smoker pouch. Just add several handfuls of soaked chips to a larger sheet of foil. Another option is to use wood chunks. With wood chunks you can just place them under the grate directly over a burner just as you wood with the smoker pouch.
Now you have no excuse not to try smoking, since now smoking on a gas grill can easily be done.
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of making a pouch or if you want to smoke often with your gas grill then a Cast Iron Smoker Box would be perfect for you. They are simple to use and easy to clean, but best of all they will give your food a great smokey flavor. You can check out a really good one here >> Cast Iron Smoker Box