November 23, 2021 3 min read
Grilled foods are superb. A smoky flavor is a real deal to most food aficionados when it comes to grilled food. While most typical grills, i.e. gas and charcoal grill, feature a smoker box as part of their design, electric grills don’t.
Can I attain a smoky flavor on electric grills? Yes, you can make a small DIY smoker box to use on your electric grill. It assimilates a normal smoker box and delivers similar results. Other people also use smoky ingredients while preparing their food for grilling. This post addresses two key ways you can make your mini smoke box for an electric grill.
An aluminum muffin cup can make a nice DIY smoke box of reasonable size to use on your electric grill. Let’s first focus on what you’ll need for this simple project as outlined below:
The process of making a muffin cup smoke box:
The good thing with the above kind of smoke box is its small size. Depending on the size of your grill, you can make several mini smoke boxes using aluminum muffin cups.
One of the common ways to make a smoker box for your electric grill is using the typical aluminum foil. It’s also an affordable alternative. Below are all the essentials you need:
Depending on the size of your electric grill, you can make as many pockets as it can accommodate. They are pretty easy to make and budget-friendly.
In case your aluminum foil is not sturdy and extra thick, you can use a double layer to enhance its thickness.
Yes, you can put wood chips in aluminum foil for smoking. All you need is to place a handful of wood chips in an aluminum foil porch, fold it and poke holes. You can then place it over a grill and use it as a smoker.
Avoid smoking with softwoods such as fir, cedar, pine, redwood, cypress, etc. It contains terpenes and sap, thus leaving your meat with a bad flavor.
Yes, you can soak your wood chips in almost any liquid of your choice. It depends on the exact flavor you want to impart to your food.
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