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Let’s face it, sometimes you just want to smoke your meat. That can be a problem if you just have a propane grill. Not to worry, we’ll breakdown how to smoke meat or other food on your gas grill.
We do recommend investing in a dedicated smoker if you plan to cook a lot of barbecue, but if all you have is a gas grill, this one’s for you!
Light 1 burner to medium heat – leave the rest of the burners off
For the smoke, you can create your own aluminum foil pouch or you can buy a smoke tube (or smoke box) and fill it with pellets or wood chips
What wood to use? Alder wood, apple and cherry produces a delicate flavor as does pecan. Hickory and oak are more assertive. Mesquite is strong and full-bodied and is really only suitable for beef brisket.
If you are smoking something that will take several hours, add a handful of new wood every 30-45 minutes.
Stabilize the grill: The temperature range for smoking is 230°F to 250°F.
Place the meat (or whatever you are smoking) on the unlit side of the grill.
It’s really that simple! Try it out and let us know what you think.
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