Gas Grill with Smoker box

How to turn your gas grill into a smoker!
July 4, 2015 – 12:19 pm

How to Turn a Gas Grill into a SmokerGas grills have a lot of fans. I have one and really love it. They are quick to heat up, provide a nice searing surface and are easy to maintain. What they lack in aroma and flavor they more than make up for in convenience. However, what if you could add flavor and aroma to your gas grill. It would then be a perfect outdoor cooking device. A lot of people ask me how they can make barbecue on their gas grill. So I decided to write up a tutorial on how to turn your gas grill into a smoker. It is pretty simple. The key is to cook indirectly and add smoke (aroma and flavor). It is pretty simple.

Homemade Smoker Box

Needed Supplies:

  1. Smoker Box
  2. Water for soaking wood chips

The Steps to enhancing the flavor of your gas grill:

Place the wood chips in a bowl or bucket. Cover with water and let sit for at least 30 minutes.

The key to turning your gas grill into a smoker is to cook indirect. So you will only want to use one or maybe two burners depending on the size of your grill.Homemade Smoker Box For most home grills you will have 4 or less burners and will only need to use one burner to maintain temperature. If your grill has vertical burners, turn on the burner farthest away from your gas tank. If your grill has horizontal burners, turn on the burner that closest to the back of the grill. Get the temperature inside the grill to get to about 300-310 Degrees Fahrenheit. This is using the lid thermometer. If you have a grill surface thermometer, try to keep the temperature at the grate farthest from the burner to 275 Fahrenheit.

Gas Grill Smoker

If you don’t have a smoker box, you can MacGyver one for $0.75 or less. Get a disposable bread pan and fill it with the soaked wood chips.

Now cover the pan with aluminum foil. Then using a knife cut 10-15 holes in the foil. This will allow the smoke to escape from the box. Place directly on the grate over the lit burner.

This is a lot cheaper than purchasing a $15-25 smoker box. However, if you are going to be using your gas grill as a smoker more than 5 times, it will probably be easier to get a reusable smoker box.

Now place your meat on the grates that don’t have any lit burners under them. If you have room, try to keep the meat as far from the lit burner as possible. The best part of using a gas grill is the fact that once you get it to a steady temperature it will stay there. You do not have to babysit it. It is good to go. You have to love the convenience factor.

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