Advantages of a Grill Smoker ComboOctober 10th, 2011
So you’re interested in finding a grill smoker combo? A grill smoker combination is especially useful for a chef with a tight budget or not a lot of extra space to store their cooker.
Let me first explain the difference between a grill and a smoker:
A barbecue grill cooks food directly over the fire. Grilling is what many Americans refer to when they say “barbecue.” Most grill foods are cooked quickly over high heat. Grill foods include burgers, steaks, and hot dogs.
A barbecue smoker uses indirect heat to cook your food low and slow. “Low and slow” with smoke is absolutely the ultimate in barbecue. Usually we smoke around 225-250 degrees F. It can take anywhere from a couple hours to 14+ hours depending what you’re cooking. Common low and slow foods include pork ribs, whole chickens, Boston butts, and beef briskets.
A good example of a grill smoker combo is the Meadow Creek SQ36. It’s an offset smoker (with the firebox on the side). You can add the optional grill pan that hangs under the food grate to turn the smoker into a charcoal grill. You can either smoke with a fire in the offset firebox or grill with the pan under the grate.
These pictures show my own SQ36 that my wife gave me for my birthday. I’ve really enjoyed it so far. It’s a lot of fun to cook on my own back porch, for ourselves and friends that come around.Â
If you’re looking for a new grill smoker combo, take some time to browse our website and download the buyer’s guide. Discover the Meadow Creek culture and the barbecue revolution they have introduced.
You will be smiling.
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