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.