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06-11-2007, 12:59 PM
DH and I and going to make the Smoked Flank Steak from June 07 tonight on the grill. It calls for using hickory chips which we have never used before.
Has anyone ever done this on a gas grill? The directions say to put the chips on the coals but obviously there are no coals.
Hints or advice before we try this tonight? The marinating meat smells fantastic in my fridge!! I'll be so disappointed if we mess up the grilling part!
06-11-2007, 01:09 PM
My DH adds these to our gas grill with great success. Just soak them in warm/hot water for about 1/2 an hour and then place on the ceramic "coals" or close to the burner, you just want smoke, not necessarily flame. Please let us know about the steak!:)
06-11-2007, 01:12 PM
Soak your chips, then put them in some foil and make a pouch out of the foil. Poke some holes in it and put it on your grate. I've done this method many times and it always works great.
06-11-2007, 01:17 PM
yes, we smoked a boston butt pork shoulder (low & slow) on our Weber gas grill last weekend and it turned out great. According to the Weber cookbook:
Soak the hickory chips according to the package directions (or 30 minutes min)
Place hickory chips in a pan on one side of your grill removing the grate and place right on v-shapped heating element. (we used aluminum throw away)
Place meat on the other side
Place a pan of water on same side as meat
Keep checking water to add as necessary
Add hickory chips as needed (you want smoke, not flame)
Good luck with your flank steak!
06-11-2007, 01:40 PM
For smoking with a gas grill, we have a metal box with holes in it. A throw-away aluminum pie plate or aluminum foil, both with holes punched in it, works also. You may have to do a bit of experimenting as to where to place the chips to get the best effect.
06-11-2007, 01:47 PM
Our BBQ came with the smoker chip tray, it's very cool.
06-11-2007, 08:13 PM
Well this turned out great!! I am thrilled! DH set the hickory chips on fire in the foil but it still turned out delicious. The meat was so tender and juicy. This is a keeper!
Thanks for your help!
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