I recently heard about a new grilling gadget that turns your 22″ Weber Kettle, arguably the most popular charcoal grill around, into an extra-large water smoker. The Smokenator 1000 mounts inside the grill, providing a pan for water and a heat shield that provides the indirect heat for smoking.
A water smoker is an ideal cooker for slow-cooking lean meats like chicken and turkey. Indirect heat lowers the temperature, extending the cooking time, while a water pan provides a nice moist cooking environment. That means no basting is necessary. But not everyone is serious enough to have multiple grills and pits and smokers laying around, especially since most people tend to grill more frequently than barbecue. That’s where this gadget comes in.
The difference between a water smoker and a charcoal grill comes down to two things: heat and moisture. The Smokenator 1000 is a cleverly designed stainless steel insert that snaps into your existing grill, effectively providing you with a setup that looks like it will work well for smoking.
The coals are placed under the water pan, behind the heat shield. (See the instructions on their website for a diagram). The food then rests on the grill’s lower grate.
The manufacturer claims that beyond the convenience of combining a grill and a smoker’s functions in a single piece of equipment, there are also several other advantages, including higher humidity, steadier cooking temperature, and easier cleanup.
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at smoking a turkey, a couple of chickens, or maybe a brisket but don’t need a second grill hanging around, this contraption is worth a look.
- Innovative kettle accessory that converts your kettle grill into water smoker
- Versatile, expands the use of your 22" Weber kettle. Does Not work with Weber Jumbo Joe
- Perfect for holidays - smoke a 25 pound turkey
Related content you might like:
- The 22 Best Smoker Accessories for 2023
- 10 Best Smoker Thermometers for 2023
- 21 Best Gas Grills Under $500 for 2023
- 15 Best Infrared Grills for 2023
- 10 Best Smoker Grill Combo Reviews for 2023
- 10 Best Outdoor Portable Bar Carts for 2023
Chris JohnsChris Johns is the founder of Rock's Barbecue® and has been an avid barbecue fan for over 20 years. His mission is to make grilling and smoking the best food possible easy for everyone. And each year, he continues to help more people with grilling, smoking, and barbecue recipe recommendations.
5 Best BBQ Grill Prep Trays for 2023
Get the best grill prep trays for your BBQ needs at Rocks Barbecue. Our trays are durable, easy to clean, and perfect for any outdoor cooking adventure. Order now!
10 Best Gas Grills Under $1000 for 2023
Looking for the best gas grills under $1000? Check out our top picks and reviews at RocksBarBQue.com. Get the perfect grill for your backyard today!