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Looks like you'd have to get pretty creative for it to fit.

They do sell smoker boxes for gas grills. Some people make
them out of aluminum foil, but I don't trust the foil. It melts
in the fire pit, not sure I want it in the grill.
I have used foil / wood packets on the grill many times, no issues. Just make sure its the heavy duty, thicker than thinner stuff, fold it so its double layered.
 

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I have used foil / wood packets on the grill many times, no issues. Just make sure its the heavy duty, thicker than thinner stuff, fold it so its double layered.
Ah, good tip. I actually bought a SS smoker box,
that fits perfect in between the shields..

 

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I had one of those smoker boxes. After a handful of uses it was warped out of shape and the lid fell off. Foil works just as well.

I ordered tickets for the AB show in San Diego
Alright. Well I've only used it a few times, and so far
it's been ok. When it fails, I'll look to the heavy duty
aluminum foil. Can't wait for AB to come to town. :2thumbsup:
 

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I have used foil a few times with no problem but keep in mind that I am usually smoking at 225 degrees or so .

On the other hand isn't it safe to use it in a oven at like 500 degrees ?
Yeah, but it's not over direct flame like on the grill.
I can melt cans, and glass in a camp fire. My grill
will get the SS shields glowing red if I crank it on
high... Might have to lower the heat while using foil.
 

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The real idea IHMO, when smoking, is to go low and slow as it take a long while to really get the flavor deep into the meat well .

The way I cook I would run little risk of foil problems .

Aren't you cooking on a gas grill now ?

Cut the gas off to one side and put your foil packet there and you need not worry about it being over hot flames .
 

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The real idea IHMO, when smoking, is to go low and slow as it take a long while to really get the flavor deep into the meat well .

The way I cook I would run little risk of foil problems .

Aren't you cooking on a gas grill now ?

Cut the gas off to one side and put your foil packet there and you need not worry about it being over hot flames .
Not just your opinion, that's a fact Jack! :laugh:

Yeah, that's what I do now. I also crank the LP
bottle down to keep it around 225*. I guess with
the low flame heavy duty foil should be ok...
 

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I saw Alton live last Friday. What an awesome show!
Dude is even funnier in person!

Also I did the asparagus in the microwave for 3 1/2
minutes as a side tonight, and they turned out killer!
Still had a slight crunch, and it didn't turn the paper
towels green, so the nutrients should be locked in. ;)
 

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I saw Alton live last Friday. What an awesome show!
Dude is even funnier in person!

Also I did the asparagus in the microwave for 3 1/2
minutes as a side tonight, and they turned out killer!
Still had a slight crunch, and it didn't turn the paper
towels green, so the nutrients should be locked in. ;)
I was in Columbia SC visiting my daughter and he was there. Was that where you saw him? Had I known he was going to be there, I would have gotten tickets. We saw him last year and it was a great show. Did he do the big pizza oven?
 

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LOL, no he did a big popcorn popper! I think Columbia SC
was his first show, I saw his 2nd in Fayetteville, NC.
 

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Spring gardening shopping with the wife and found Terra cotta pots for cheap. I remembered this episode AB had done:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/dry-aged-standing-rib-roast-with-sage-jus-recipe.html

I'd never made a prime rib before and using his method shown was spot-on!
My buddy has made this a few times for
New Years Eve and invited us over. He skipped
the terra cotta pot, and used heavy foil. He
also has a convection oven which I think is
why he skipped the pot/lid. It's there to help
cook evenly.

Best prime rib ever! Oh, and you really don't
need to use bone in. He's done it boneless,
and it still came out the same! :thumbsup:
 

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^ This method by AB was easy & mistake free for me as I was scared to ruin such an expensive cut of meat. I'll have to try the boneless prime rib cut sometime soon but I love the bone-in cuts. The ribs are great for stews and my pooch would be sad if we had no treats when we were done.
 

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^ This method by AB was easy & mistake free for me as I was scared to ruin such an expensive cut of meat. I'll have to try the boneless prime rib cut sometime soon but I love the bone-in cuts. The ribs are great for stews and my pooch would be sad if we had no treats when we were done.
I don't blame you. That is an expensive cut of meat!
 
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