Turn a Two-Burner Grill Into a Smoker


Want the taste of a smoker without buying expensive extra equipment? We’ve got your solution!

Gas grills and smokers come in every imaginable size, shape, style, and price range. The ideal is to have both a grill and a smoker. If you don’t have a smoker, a two-burner gas grill can be turned into a smoker using the following method.

  1. Soak wood chips in water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Place the wet wood chips in a smoker box or a heavy-duty foil packet with holes poked in the top. Place this underneath one side of the cooking grate.
  3. With the lid closed, preheat both sides of the grill on high for about 10 minutes or until the wood chips begin to smoke.
  4. Using a pair of long-handled tongs, oil the grate by wiping it with a piece of folded paper towel dipped lightly in canola oil.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium on the side with the wood chips. Turn the heat off on the side without the wood chips.
  6. Place the meat on the unlit side.
  7. Set the heat to the desired temperature on the recipe.
  8. Keep the lid closed except to add more wet wood chips and to check the meat.

The Cooking LadiesPhyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay, known as “The Cooking Ladies,” share nearly 20 years of hands-on experience in the food service industry. University friends who had never worked in a kitchen, Phyllis and Lamont have gone on to own four restaurants, start a catering company, pen cookbooks, serve as TV personalities and share their love of cooking across North America. Add a nine-year, full-time RV odyssey to all that cooking experience and you’ve got a recipe for campground cooking success. Visit The Cooking Ladies’ website – – and follow them on Facebook to learn more!

Learn an easy way to use any two burner grill as a smoker.