When purchasing a gas grill, it can feel like you’re leaving behind the rich smoky flavours that charcoal grills can offer, which can overall be a bit of a turnoff. Fortunately, there is an inexpensive and effective way to get that gorgeous smokey flavouring that makes a charcoal grill so appealing while still using the gas grill you love! Simply adding wood chips to your SABER® grill while cooking will give you that delicious smoke-filled flavour while also providing you with the convenience of a gas grill, and this is how you do it!
How To Use Wood Chips On Your SABER® Grill
There are a few ways to use wood chips on your SABER® grill including laying them in a homemade foil packet, using a smoker box, or our personal favourite: simply adding the wood chips directly onto the grill grate. By placing a small handful of wood chips between the grates of your SABER® grill, you will create a rich smoke that makes direct contact with your food without any hassle.
Choosing The Right Type Of Wood
When choosing what type of wood chip to use with your SABER® grill, there are a few things to consider:
- The Wood’s Moisture: While it’s not necessary to wet the wood chips you’re working with, if you happen to be grilling on a windy day, wet or damp wood chips can help keep the wood smoking for longer.
- The Size Of The Wood: When using wood chips on your SABER® grill, it’s important to use small chips as opposed to pellets or bigger chunks of wood. This is because the larger the wood, the more likely it is to catch fire and not just purely smoke.
- The Flavour Of The Wood: Different kinds of wood pair better with different foods. If you want a strong smokey flavour, consider mesquite wood, or if you’re cooking more delicate meat and don’t want its flavour to be overpowered, consider using wood from a fruit tree like apple or cherry.
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