These are the most convenient of smokers. They typically come in a rectangular-shaped metal box. The vertical smoker’s spacious cooking chamber allows you to smoke a significant amount of food at one go.
How It Works
The vertical propane smoker has three essential components: the burner at the very bottom, a water pan above it, and a cooking chamber with stacked grill grates. Wood chips and coal are placed on a tray placed in between the burners and water pan.
Once the gas smoker is turned on, it quickly heats up, rising to the pre-set temperature. The gas flame causes the charcoal and wood chips to smoke, giving the food an authentic barbeque flavor. At the same time, the water pan regulates the smoke chamber’s moisture, distributes it inside the cooking chamber, and prevents overheating.
Smoking with Gas grills
You can also smoke food if you have a horizontal gas grill. You will have to employ the two-zone grilling method to produce smoke for indirect heating. On one side, place a burner box filled with wood chips. Cover the box with a tin foil and poke some holes to allow the smoke to escape. You can also place some water in a pan above the burner to maintain moisture in the smoker. On the other side, place your meat, and close the lid.
The flavors achieved with a gas grill isn’t as good as a smoker, but it is a quick hack for when you’re craving for smoky meat, and you don’t have a smoker.