Easy DIY Smoker Hack

A quick and simple way to get traditional BBQ flavor, without spending money on a smoker.

Episode: Raise the BBQ

Jeff Mauro makes Honey-Glazed Pork Belly Burnt Ends, as seen on The Kitchen, Season 17.

What you'll need:

  • Charcoal grill
  • Coals
  • Wood chunks
  • Water
  • 1-pound aluminum loaf pan (for the wood chunks)
  • Deep-depth aluminum pan (for water)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Skewer

How to:

  1. Remove the top grill grate from the charcoal grill.
  2. Arrange lit coals on one half of the bottom grate.
  3. Fill the deep-depth aluminum pan with water, then place inside the grill on the side without the coals.
  4. Make a DIY smoker box by filling the aluminum loaf pan halfway with wood chunks.
  5. Cover the smoker box with aluminum foil and poke about 15 holes in the top with a skewer.
  6. Place the DIY smoker box next to the water pan on the lit coals.
  7. Put the top grill grate back on the grill and you're ready to smoke.
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