Most barbecue lovers will agree that there is no better taste than meat slow cooked in a smoker. While there are numerous smoking options available on the market, purchasing a smoker can be costly. However, you can learn how to smoke on a charcoal or gas grill in a few steps by building a basic wood smoker that can work just as well as most purchased varieties.
First,Soak 5 pounds (2.3 kg) of smoking chips in cold water. Fill a large bucket full of cold water. Then, pour in 5 pounds (2.3 kg) worth of wood smoking chips, making sure they're completely submerged. Wait for 1 hour before placing them in the smoking grill later on.
There are many different types of wood chips that you can buy. Each lend a distinct flavor to the smoke. Mesquite chips are especially good with beef. Maple chips are great for vegetables, cheese, and steak. Apple wood chips go great with poultry and fish.
If you have the time, an overnight soak will yield the best results for flavor.
Second, Remove the large grill grate and grill lid, then open the vents. To convert your grill into a smoker, remove the large grilling grate and the grilling lid. Most charcoal grills will have 2 grill gates, 1 large grate in the middle, and a smaller one below. Remove the larger. Then, open the vents on the grill as wide as they'll go.
Third,Place 4 to 5 large handfuls of charcoal on 1 side of the grill. To prepare the smoking process, you'll need to divide the lower grill grate into distinct sections. Choose 1 half of the grate and lump 4 to 5 handful of charcoal into it. Try to keep them bunched up.
Although the charcoal will provide enough smoke to cook your food, it's best to add some water to improve the flavor of the smoke and regulate the temperature. If some of the charcoals have slid to the other side of the lower grate, push them away with tongs to make room for the water.
Post time: May-19-2021