HOW DOES A SMOKER BOX WORK?
A smoker box is used in combination with a barbecue that has a lid. The lid ensures that the smoke does not escape, but circulates inside your barbecue and penetrates your preparations of a smoky flavour. This is done by the indirect grilling technique. How does it work exactly? First of all, choose the smoke flavour you want to give to your ingredients. This will depend on the type of food you put on the grill. If you prepare fish, for example, lemon smoke chips are the ideal choice. However, are you going to prepare a tasty chicken? Then opt for oak or apple smoke chips. You can find out what types of smoke chips you use for what here. It is important to first soak your smoke chips in water before putting them in the smoker box. If you don’t do this, you risk a bitter taste of smoke. However, always make sure that your smoke chips are properly drained. Chips that are too wet will steam instead of smoking. Due to the heat of your barbecue, the wood in your smoker box will glow after about 10 to 20 minutes and smoke will develop. This smoke will pass through the holes of the lid and will spread inside the barbecue. The smoke is then slowly absorbed by the different ingredients on your grill. Never place the ingredients directly on top of the smoker box. For preparations that need to be cooked indirectly on the barbecue for a long time, you can refill the smoker box with smoke chips in between. This ensures constant smoke development.