Turning Your Propane Grill into a Smoker

Gas-fired grills can give your meals a zesty smoked taste.

propane grill smoker Wake County, NC One of the things that makes propane grills so appealing in the U.S. is that propane generates almost no smoke or particulate matter. This is great for the air quality around your barbecue, and it also ensures that the flavors of your meat, fish, spice rubs, marinades and sauces are the main attractions.

But what if you’re looking for a wood-smoked flavor that can perfectly complement ribs, brisket, chicken, salmon and even lobster?

Believe it or not, you can achieve a natural smoked dish with a propane gas grill, and we can help. At LG Jordan Oil & Gas, we’ve put a lot of time and effort into supplying households in Wake County and surrounding North Carolina counties with premium gas grills and accessories.

How can you smoke food with a propane grill?

The best way to accomplish a robust, flavorful smoking experience with your grill is to invest in a propane grill smoked accessory. Here are a couple of exceptional products from our favorite brands:

  • Wilmington’s Grill Smoke Kit consists of a heavy-duty stainless-steel tray and slats. You’ll be able to use a full log or wood chips. You’ll place this unit on top of your burners but below your cooking grate. Smoke rises up to your food, giving it some unbelievable flavor.
  • Broilmaster’s Stainless Steel Smoker Tray sits inside your grill, with holes on top to allow smoke from wood chips to rise into your cooking area.

We also can add smoker accessories to the outdoor kitchens we sell and install.

What’s the best way to use a propane grill smoker?

While the way you use your smoker accessory will depend on the recipe you’re using and your personal tastes, here are a few tips for getting the best performance from your smoker:

  1. Use the proper temperature: These smokers tend to use a lower temperature for slower cooking. That’s different from many standard propane grilling procedures, which often take advantage of propane’s fast, precise heat generation. Plan ahead and be ready for a longer, slower cookout.
  2. Allow extra space to cook: Naturally, a smoker will produce more, well, smoke than a propane grill normally does. Ensure you have plenty of room so your family and friends aren’t inconvenienced by extra smoke and more powerful smells.
  3. Keep your smoker clean: You want a zesty, spicy smoked flavor, not a bunch of soot. Take time after each grilling session to thoroughly clean your smoking accessory.
  4. Experiment with different woods: Try mixing hickory, mesquite, oak and fruitwood. Check into which woods pair best with which foods. You can even try soaking wood chips in an inexpensive bourbon!

LG Jordan — For All Your Barbecue Needs!

With summer in the air, a lot of North Carolina families are thinking about upping their grill game with new barbecues and accessories. Please drop by the LG Jordan showroom in Apex to explore our grills, outdoor kitchens, grilling accessories and other must-have outdoor living items!

Are you interested in how you can use propane to enhance your summer fun? Contact LG Jordan Oil & Gas to look at your outdoor living options.