Can you use a regular grill as a smoker?
Propane grills aren’t just for burgers and steaks anymore. With a few tricks, you can mimic the indirect low and slow heat of a traditional smoker and produce quality cuts of slow-smoked barbecue. You can even use it for a simple turkey smoker.
How do I use my grill like a smoker?
Place the pan directly on the bars over an unlit burner or two, preferably in a back corner. Put the cooking grates in place. Turn on the grill, with all the burners on high, and close the lid. When smoke appears, begin cooking your food, adjusting the temperature of the grill as needed.
How long do you smoke ribs on a gas grill?
Preheat gas grill to 225°F (107°C). Set up for indirect grilling by igniting one half of the grill, and cooking the ribs on the other. Cook for 4-5 hours, or until internal temperature of meat has reached 145°F (63°C).
Is smoked meat healthy?
Is smoked meat bad for your health? Recent studies suggest that smoked meats are healthier than grilled meats. The high heat from grilling causes potential risks when the flames interact with animal fat. Since smoked meats are prepared at lower temperatures, the same dangers are mostly avoided.
How can I smoke meat at home without a smoker?
Here’s how to do it:
- Season the cuts of meat with a good coating of salt, pepper, paprika and cumin.
- Place the meat on the grill over high heat until the outside is nice and charred.
- Transfer the meat to a roasting pan and bake at 250 F for four to five hours until it’s fork tender.
What kind of wood do you use to build a smoker?
Any fruit or citrus wood is good. Hickory makes everything taste like bacon, so I use it sparingly. Never use pine, any softwood or any finished lumber (like old furniture). Don’t confuse this low-temperature smoke cooking, which is the essence of BBQ, with cold smoking.