ranger one wrote:
Hi! I have been using my gas grill to mesquite grill steaks with excellent results. that friends rave about. I have a 4 burner "Cook On" grill. It doesn't have provisons for smoking, and the briquette holder gets in the way of the smoke box I bought when I am cooking direct. So I modified Steves method a bit.
I make my foil packs so they will fit on the burners without blocking the holes for the gas. Then I place them directly on the burner. After the grill is started, and it is at the right temperature, the smoke is pouring out, and I throw on the meat. I hope that this helps!
Sounds like it works pretty well for you. I know that when I use the foil smoke packs they generate quite a bit of smoke. I found that what works best on my grill is to make sure that the grill is on high heat and kept that way until the smoke starts pouring out. After that I am able to lower the fire, and still create a lot of smoke. Then I start to grill the food. Never thought a gas grill could make that much smoke. I can get significant smoke for about an hour, then it starts to reduce.