Best Way To Convert A Gas Bbq, To A Smoker??

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by smokeymofo, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. smokeymofo

    smokeymofo Newbie

    Yes I can get some wood smoldering/burning, blow the flame out and slap the meat on there. Or I can wrap a bunch of chips in foil and hope they don't blow into flame. Or????????
     
  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Probably need more information. What kinda rig do you have? Is it a smoker or a gas grill? With most gas rigs, you should be able to make some kinda mod so that you can put a wood chip/chunk box of some kind between the flame and the food. A metal cake pan or a coffee can will keep the wood from flaring, but will provide plenty of smoke.
     
  3. mgnorcal

    mgnorcal Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    One problem is that gas grills are not designed to trap air or smoke like smokers do.
    I'd look for ways to plug up the air-flow and trap the smoke produced long enough to flavor the meat.
    Heavy duty foil might work for this.

    I don't think you'll have any luck getting wood started then turning the gas off. You'll need to find a way to maintain a slow flame that is good enough to keep the wood smoking.
    There are tons of smoker-boxes designed to be added to gas grills. I'd start with one of those. It will likely be more reliable and predictable than just wrapping your chips in foil.
    In general, thinner walled boxes will give you more smoke with less flame.
     
  4. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I have porky pa's big kahuna on my gas grill. Really like it!
     
  5. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    buy an ECB or CL for 25 bucks or get lucky and get an offset for $50.

    beard
     

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