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How To Use A Smoker Box In Your Gas Grill

Adding wood to your grill is a great way to mix up how you grill. When a charcoal grill, it's easy - add the wood to the charcoal. But, with a gas grill, you don't want to place the wood on the burners.

You can use a homemade smoking pocket using aluminum foil, but it's not always easy to make sure you have the perfect pocket that will let out the right amount of smoke. That's why Char-Broil's cast iron smoker box is a convenient way to add a little flavored smoke to your food. Using the smoker box, you don't have to worry about wasting aluminum foil, and the overall process of creating smoke is simple.

  1. Soak wood chips in water for 30 minutes before cooking.
  2. Dry chips will produce smoker more quickly, but will not last as long.
  3. Drain the chips of excess water. Place them in the Smoker Box.
  4. Place the Smoker Box on top of the cooking grate above the flame.
  5.  Turn your grill on high until the wood starts to smoke.
  6. Reduce heat to desired temperature.
  7. Place food on the grate opposite the smoker box for slow, indirect cooking.
  8. Close the barbecue grill lid to contain the smoke inside the grill.
  9. Occasionally, check the smoker box to make sure the wood chips haven't burnt out.
You can add smoke to chicken, steak, lamb, port, seafood and veggies. Using smoke creates variety to your every-day meals, and it's pretty easy with the Char-Broil wood smoking box.