We all love the flavor of smoked meats and vegetables, but not everyone has the space for a stand alone smoker. With the Smoke Pucks from Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue you can smoke your favorite meals on your grill!
Traditional wood chip or pellet smokers create a smoky environment within your grill that adds delicious flavor to your meal. These small-but-mighty smoke pucks pack even more punch than traditional smokers. The pucks’ directed vents force the smoke out exactly where you want it: onto your food. This set of two pucks also allows you to surround your meat with flavor, and their small size lets them get in close. These pucks can use either wood pellets or traditional wood chips. Even better, you can skip soaking the chips ahead of time and pour them right into your smoke pucks.
How To Use: Open your smoker puck’s lid and add chips or pellets, then replace the lid. Put the pucks on the grill grate, close grill lid and pre-heat. As your grill heats up, smoke will emerge from the smoker pucks’ main vent. If using pellets, smoke should appear within 15 minutes; with wood chips, smoke should appear in 20. (Please note that wood chips do not need to be soaked prior to use in the smoker puck.) Once the grill has come to the desired temperature, place food in the grill near smoker pucks (with the vent pointed toward the food). Close the lid during cooking. Add more chips or pellets as needed. Smoke should last about 45 minutes to 1 hour with pellets, and 30 to 45 minutes with traditional wood chips.