How to Turn Your Grill into a Smoker

I would love to have a smoker but not enough to actually buy one. I don’t know how they work and it seems like it would be hard. Not to mention, I don’t need another giant thing on my patio that I would most likely only use a couple of times a year. I don’t have to worry about any of that because I can just turn my own gas grill into a smoker. Here is how:

  1. Buy wood chips at your grocery store. I have Apple smoking chips here. Soak 2-3 handfuls of chips in a bowl of water for at least 15 minutes.IMG_0100
  2. After they have soaked, drain and place in the middle of a large sheet of heavy duty foil.IMG_0107
  3. Fold up the foil into a loose packet.IMG_0108IMG_0109
  4. Cut a couple of holes, or vents, into the packet.IMG_0110
  5. Place the foil packet under the grates of your grill directly over the heat source. You will notice I also place a tray under where my meat will go so it will catch most of the drips.  Helps keep things clean. IMG_0111
  6. Replace grates and turn the grill to low heat.  You only want to turn on the burner directly underneath your wood chips.IMG_0117
  7. Let the wood chips get hot and start to smoke a bit, it will take about 10 minutes.
  8. Put your food on the other side of the grill, away from the heat source.IMG_0119
  9. Smoke  Up Johnny! (Bonus points if you know that movie quote)IMG_0124

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