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Old 06-15-2017, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default Anybody Use A Smoke Tray In Their Gas Grill?

Are they any good? I'd like to 'smoke' some ribs for Father's Day but only have a gas grill. Would I be better off just using one of those rib bags in the oven? Thanks.

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Old 06-15-2017, 08:41 PM   #2
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I use an amazn tray smoker in a propane grill but only to perfume steaks or chicken breasts. Hard to keep a propane grill cool enough for smoking.


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Old 06-15-2017, 09:21 PM   #3
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its definitely a quick smoke, if your grill is big enough you can off set it enough to allow the smoke to do work.. low temps, offset, a lot of wood chips, time and you can get good results
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its definitely a quick smoke, if your grill is big enough you can off set it enough to allow the smoke to do work.. low temps, offset, a lot of wood chips, time and you can get good results
This works well. Smoked a hog hind like this and came out good. Soak wood chips in water first helps

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Old 06-15-2017, 10:05 PM   #5
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My grill is a larger than normal 4 burner so I can keep the temp correct.
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:26 PM   #6
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Any more info before I waste the money on the tray & the proper wood for it? Thanks!
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:31 PM   #7
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Any more info before I waste the money on the tray & the proper wood for it? Thanks!
Academy had wood chips. All I used. But my grill had a steel tray below grates . Infrared one

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Academy had wood chips. All I used. But my grill had a steel tray below grates . Infrared one

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Mines not infrared.
I've always soaked wood chunks when I 'smoked' ribs in my old Weber charcoal grill but I've read not to soak them in the tray. True/false?
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Mines not infrared.
I've always soaked wood chunks when I 'smoked' ribs in my old Weber charcoal grill but I've read not to soak them in the tray. True/false?
Never used a tray. But how mine is I drop them in between the grates.. I soak them

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Old 06-16-2017, 01:37 PM   #10
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I could never get them to work properly. Good luck
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:44 PM   #11
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What's a gas grill???
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:48 PM   #12
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I think I'm going to follow this process & see how it goes.
http://thesauce.atbbq.com/technique-...our-gas-grill/
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:53 PM   #13
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Cast iron smoker box with wood chips will provide smoke flavor. I always use it in gas grill for steaks, chicken, burgers. But that is high-heat grilling, with smoke added as a spice for flavor -- not as a method where smoke carries the heat as in actual "smoking."

For ribs, I'd probably put ribs on one side (with burner off that is directly below the ribs) and place smoker box over lit burner on opposite side of grill. Time will be a guess; just cook until tender, keeping temp low. Meat doesn't know what the source of heat is, just the temperature.
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:53 PM   #14
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Wrap the wood chips in foil and perforate foil.

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Old 06-16-2017, 02:05 PM   #15
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I have a gas smoker, with a wood tray. Works awesome. Don't soak wood chips, as you are not trying to get the smell of steamed wood, rather the smoke from the wood.

If you can hold 225, use the 3-2-1 method. Works awesome for ribs.
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Old 06-16-2017, 02:12 PM   #16
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I have an electric smoker. I know lots of guys that use this instead of the chip loader. these burn pellets and they say produce a lot more smoke.
http://www.thesmokinwedgie.com/
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