While smoking chips are not new to the game for die-hard grillers, we have perfected the chips that will take your backyard grill-out to the next level. For people still new to the world of grilling, we will break it down for you. Smoking chips are not applied directly to the food, in fact they are used just for getting the delicious smoky flavor to be absorbed by your food.
Smoking Chips: Step by Step to Smoking Food
- If using a gas grill, wrap two handfuls of wood chips in aluminum foil or use a smoker tray. Place the chips over the hottest part of the grill until they begin to smoke.
- If using a charcoal grill, light your charcoal. Once the lit coals turn gray, add two handfuls of smoking chips directly onto your hot coals.
- Immediately add your food and cook as desired with the lid closed to retain the smoke.
A few handfuls of smoking chips will burn for about 20-30 minutes. Add more chips while smoking for even more flavor.
What type of food can you cook with smoking chips?
Smoking chips are such a versatile accompaniment to food, it is hard to limit it to just a few things to try but we’ll give it a shot! They can add that special zest to lamb, chicken, tri-tip and most wild game and fish! Now get out there and give it a shot. It’s really easier than you might think.
Can you use smoking chips on a gas grill?
The answer is yes! You can use your chips on a gas grill. Simply add them to a smoking box (some grills have them built in) or make a foil smoking pouch.
How to make a foil smoking pouch
Never made a foil packet for smoking chips before? Don’t worry, it’s easy as can be. Tear off 12-16” of aluminum foil. Place a few handfuls of wood chips into the center and fold over the edges like an envelope, crimping the long ends to enclose your smoking chips. Pierce the foil a few times with a fork to create holes for the smoke to escape.
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