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Take your grill to a whole never level with Napoleon! Discover three things you never thought you can do with a gas grill. 

Maybe you are reading this because you have just bought your new grill and are looking to impress your dinner guests with your skills, or maybe you are here for some inspiration to get the most out of your BBQ. Napoleon gas grills are not your standard gas grill, there are things you can do with a Napoleon that might have never crossed your mind, that it’s possible! Let’s discover three unique things a Napoleon gas barbecue can do

Cooking with Charcoal

Yes that’s right. If you have a Napoleon Gas Grill you can simply place the Charcoal tray on the burners, fill it with a layer of lump charcoal and replace the cooking grids. When the coals are ready, cook away!

You can use your favourite grilling techniques while using the charcoal tray, slowly roast using indirect heat, then sear over the hot coals to finish things off. You can also, just plain sear over the high heat of charcoal, just like when you use the Infrared SIZZLE ZONE™. There's also a crazy technique called clinching where you cook meat directly on the charcoal.

How to Use the Charcoal Tray on your Gass Grill Try this Recipe for Steak directly on Coals Get your own Charcoal Tray

 

Smoking on a Gas BBQ

Infuse that smoky grill flavour into the food that you love with the Napoleon Stainless Steel Smoker Tube. Simply place the smoker tube on your sear plates over the lit burner (already filled with your favourite wood chips). The heat will cause the wood to smolder, and the emerging smoke will flavour your favourite dishes. Alternatively, you can fill an envelope of aluminium foil with one of our flavoured wood chips and place it on the cooking grids over your lit burner. Don’t forget to poke some holes to release the deliciously flavoured smoke.


If you want to take it one step further, the Napoleon Prestige™ PRO 665 or 825 Gas Grill, are equipped with a built-in smoker tube, accessible with the control knobs on the front panel of the grill. This little tray is perfect for holding wood chips and shavings for smoking, and there's a dedicated burner right underneath. This accessory is perfect for adding that touch of smoke to your gilled meals, roasts , steaks and the like, however if you are looking for super long or large smokes we recommend a little extra help with the use of a Stainless Steel Smoke Tube, or a sachet of chips in foil.


Hey, remember when we talked about using charcoal on your gas grill? Toss some wood chips onto those lit charcoal chunks and you've got yourself a smoker on a gas grill as well. These techniques can be used for cooking that lasts anywhere from half an hour - for that lightly smoked flavour, all the way to hours and hours - like for a whole pork shoulder.

Get your own Stainless Steel Smoker Tube Gotta have wood chips for Smoking Try this Recipe for Smoke Triple Thick T-Bones

It’s important to remember that plain wood chips should not be added to a gas grill without the use of the charcoal tray and charcoal, or the use of a smoker tube or some other system of containment. 

 

(Semi) Authentic Pizza Oven

Yes it’s true; you can use your Napoleon grill as a pizza oven!


Preheat your pizza stone on the grill, either with charcoal or just the main burners, and then bake your pizza, bread or even a delightful dessert. Pizza stones absorb and radiate heat which turns the already efficient, oven-like heat produced by a grill into an even more effective convection environment.

Furthermore, when you place your favourite dough onto the surface of a hot stone, the stone will hit the food with a concentrated blast of heat, and then will wick away the moisture of that dough to make the bottom crispy. Pizza stones are great at retaining and distributing heat evenly. You can keep yours on the grill or in the oven at all times to increase the efficiency of heat distribution at all times if you wanted to.

Get your own Napoleon Pizza Stone Try our Delicious Pizza Recipes for the BBQ Tips and Tricks for using your Pizza Stone

Go on impress your family and friends with your new cooking skills, Napoleon Grills can do so much more than just quickly cook burgers, hot dogs, chicken or meat, there are so many techniques to get the most out our of your grill that it is entirely possible that you will never run out of ideas of what to cook!