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Topic: Smoker Boxes - do they work with Gas Grills . . . . From: Chuck,
Subject: Re: Smoker Boxes
I have a Weber Genisis 2000 GAs Grill and would like to do some Barbecueing (turkey Breast, Beef Brisket, Pork Roast, Ribs, etc.) -- I understand that the best BBQ is done at 200 to 225°F.. I have seen advertisements for "Smoker Boxes" which are to be filled with wood chips and placed on the grill to provide smoke to flavor the BBQ. When I tried one, I put the meat on the front of the gill, turned the two front burners off and set the back burner on low. I put a pan of water on the back burner and the smoker box with Hicklry Chips. Temp was held at about 225°F -- but after three hours, the chips never got hot enough to give off smoke. What am I doing wrong?
Got an afternoon?
If you have read "According to Smoky" you already know that you can't barbecue with gas. However, we're here to help you approximate the taste and texture.
1. Forget the water pan.
2. Turn the gas up high enough to get the chips smoking before you put you meat on the grill. When the thing is pouring out smoke and polluting the CA atmosphere, throw on the meat. The wood may flame up but it will shut down when you close the lid.
3. Reduce the gas to maintain about 215°F.
Relax, man. Have a cool beverage on me. Enjoy.