How one can arrange a smoker field on a gasoline grill

This demonstration shows you how to properly set up and use a wood chip smoking box on a gas grill.



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  1. I first fill my smokebox with the wood, then immerse the whole thing in a sink full of hot water for 1 hour.  The box is stainless steel, so after the hour's up I just drain it and set aside until I'm ready to cook.

  2. Very Helpful thanks. I'm going to try mine tonight with a London Broil, which I can usually finish in 35 mins; we'll see if the Mesquite chips hold up. Soaking them for about 90 mins prior to grilling, as I heard harder woods are better soaked longer.

  3. You don't need to wet the chips. That just wastes time and fuel. You can do both if your cooking something that takes a long time use 1/2 wet and 1/2 dry. Dry chips start to smoke in 5 minutes and wet chips soaked overnight will start in 30 minutes.

  4. I think the problem with a gas grill is temperature. My gas grill will heat up to about 375 even on low heat The wood chips caught on fire and it raised the temp up. So it was too hot for ribs and they got too crispy. If you can keep the temp around 250 it's obviously ideal. The wood chips should create enough smoke.

  5. Thanks for the info. I fallowed the directions on my smoker box packaging and just couldn't get a good smoke going. I wonder though if it makes much of a difference between cast iron and stainless, mine is stainless. I would imagine though cast Iron might work better as it retains heat better, not sure how big of a difference it would make though. Also I've seen some chips that say to soak for 15min and the ones I have now say not to soak them. Don't listen to these directions, I would agree with this guy, being that almost every source I've found say about an hour, and from my own experience airways presoak for about an hour. And the leave a bit of space in the smoke box so that both the heat and smoke can build up a bit.

  6. This is nonsense, It does not work or if it does, you must run your grill for at least 45-60 minutes. Called Brinkman and there rep did not even know what I was talking about and furtermore it's not even available on their web site. If you have to grill on gas, simply use heavy tin foil and some hickory pellets available at Amazon.