How to Smoke in a Kettle Grill

The Kettle style is perfect for smoking as there is adequate space between the charcoal and the meat. 

  • Place water/drip pan on left side of fire grate. 
  • Place hot coals on right side (damper end) of the fire grate. 
  • Place meat above water pan. 
  • Close lid and control heat with side and top damper. 
  • Frequently opening the lid will extend the cooking time. 

Note: Add soaked wood chips to the fire or 1 part juice to 3 parts water to the water pan for additional flavor and moisture. 

**If the smoke is white, the fire's right. If the smoke is black, add some draft.*** 

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