With the use of a PELLET SMOKER TUBE, you can easily introduce smoke to your existing gas or charcoal grill! Pellet smoker tubes are better than traditional chip boxes because they burn for hours! Furthermore, because a pellet smoker tube is lit directly and positioned on top of the cooking grid, you don't have to move your meat and grids out of the way like you do every time you need to add wood chips to a box positioned below the grids.
Below is an explanation of each label in the above diagram...Deep down, every grill wants to be a smoker!
A. THE HEAT SOURCE
Gas: Light only one burner (the far right or left) and turn it down until you achieve an internal grill temperature of 180-225 deg.
Charcoal: Configure your charcoal, by creating a space to allow for a water pan (C). The water pan can be positioned right (as shown), left or center (with charcoal positioned on both sides of the pan). Once the charcoal is burning consistently, adjust your grill's air flow to achieve an internal grill temperature of 180-225 deg.
B. THE MEAT
Because BBQ is an indirect cooking method, the meat should NOT be positioned above the heat source (A). Position the meat above the water pan (C).
C. THE WATER PAN
The water pan serves several purposes - 1). It adds moisture to the cooking chamber, and helps keep your meat from drying out. 2). It catches the grease and sauce that drips off the meat. 3). It acts as a heat sink, evening out the internal temperature of the grill.
As mentioned earlier, position the water pan directly below the meat, and check it periodically to make sure it doesn't go dry.
D. PELLET SMOKER TUBE
Pellet Smoker Tubes come in various sizes and shapes (and burn duration). Position your smoker tube on top of the cooking grid (unlike a chip box which goes below the grid, next to the heat source) and toward the side or back of the grill, away from the meat. Light your smoker tube with a butane or propane torch, directing the torch flame into the opening of the tube and directly onto the pellets for a full minute. Now allow the pellets in the tube to burn with visible flame for 7-10 minutes, creating a robust ember bed. After 7-10 minutes, blow out the flame and the pellets will continue to smolder, giving off flavorful smoke for hours!
Smoke is what it's all about! It makes BBQ...BBQ! The flavor profile the smoke imparts to the food, depends on the type of wood pellets you're using in the tube...Apple, Hickory, Mesquite, Pecan, etc.
REMEMBER: "ADD SMOKE, OR IT'S JUST GRILLING!"
The Pellet Aire dramatically helps keep your pellet smoker tube from going out by adding more air to the burning pellets. Also, it boosts the amount of smoke when your meat needs it most...at the beginning of the cook!
Round, square, even triangular; in lengths of 6" and 12", pellet smoker tubes are a great way to convert your existing grill into a smoker!