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Best way to plug ventilation holes in gas grill for smoking?

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by ajjf, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. ajjf

    ajjf Newbie

    Whats the best way to plug the ventilation holes in a gas grill to prep it for smoking?

    I have a smoke coming up in about 2 hours and thought I'd throw the question up on the boards.  My thought was to use foil, anything else I can do'?   I'll be smoking at about 250 degrees.


  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    What kind of smokedo you have????. A gosm or a smoke vault or a brinkman upright.???? now you could use foil it will work I guess. now why do you want to close a vent and what vent do you want to close off.??
  3. phrogs4ever

    phrogs4ever Fire Starter

    When I smoked on a gas grill, I used foil to cover all the vents on the heat/smoke side of the grill and left the one on the far side open to create an exhaust draft that flows across the cooking grate.  It seemed to work pretty well, but I only smoked ribs on the gas grill.
  4. bud lite

    bud lite Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

  5. ajjf

    ajjf Newbie

    Thanks!  i ended up plugging the heat/smoke side and the back with foil leaving the opposite side for ventilation/draft.  We'll see how it works, it's the first time smoking on this grill, I usually use my weber kettle but didn't feel like tending coals. 
  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Post a pic and I bet we can figure out a sheet metal cover for it.