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Old 10-26-2015, 03:07 PM   #11
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Now that look like it would work perfectly.
Only draw back is, its under the grates and removing a grate is required to add more material. (wood chips or dust)
I guess its something you have to live with as pictured above, the smoker box on top of the grates would never get hot enough to make smoke.
Mine is cast iron and it would take a whole tank of gas to get it hot enough if its located above the grates.
IMO, gas grills are for grilling, not BBQ'ing.
I would dispute your last statement. Barbecue is just low and slow indirect cooking, and that can be done on a decent gas grill just as easily as with charcoal. I've done a 7 hour smoke and BBQ on a pork butt with excellent results. It takes a bit more care than a smoker, but it's a perfectly viable way to achieve the end result. Not everyone can afford a cool smoker, or a BGE, or multiple cookers to cover all the bases.

I'd rather have a versatile gas grill than a one dimensional smoker. For me, that's what works best in both an economical and a culinary sense.

As far as using a chip box, I've tried several and I'm still convinced that the best one is a foil pouch with a few holes poked in the top.
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:16 PM   #12
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I guess its something you have to live with as pictured above, the smoker box on top of the grates would never get hot enough to make smoke.
Mine is cast iron and it would take a whole tank of gas to get it hot enough if its located above the grates.
This isn't true. Before I bought DH a smoker for Christmas last year, we used a cast iron smoking box on top of the grates and successfully smoked meats.

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IMO, gas grills are for grilling, not BBQ'ing.
They can be used for both.
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