Tips To Smoke a Burger on a Wood Pellet Grill

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Grilling on a wood pellet smoker is one of the most sought after cooking activities, especially in winters. A wood pellet grill smoker is a device that combines the characteristics of a smoker and a grill to cook food with a smoky flavor. By adding the right amount of wood pellets or controlling the temperature after turning on the smoke gear you need not worry about the remaining cooking process.  

In this way, pellet smoker offers a versatile grilling system that sears meat slowly for a long time along with allowing it to grill at high temperature. The pallets of hardwood provide a good smoky flavor to the food.

People usually like the smoky flavor that makes their food more delicious and delectable. Some tips are provided hereunder for grilling your favorite food on a smoker.

Suppose you want to grill a delicious cheeseburger perfectly on a pellet smoker for your family and friends then you will have to follow the following tips.

Things to remember while grilling a burger on a pellet smoker

While grilling a burger on a pellet grill you will have to keep few things in your mind like:

  • You will have to set the temperature of your smoker around 425 degrees unless you are going to smoke your burger. It will be hot enough to give a good sear to your burger long with a slightly smoky flavor.
  • As your burger cooks its outer layer will have reddish color ring normally known as the ring of smoke.
  • You can use a meat thermometer to know when your burger will be cooked to your desired level. The juice will escape from your burger and leave a dry burger if you cut into it to check whether it is cooked perfectly or not.

Tips to smoke a burger on a wood pellet grill

  • In order to form patties by hand always choose ground beef of high quality or buy good quality preformed patties.
  • You can add some spices, shredded cheese or season them simply with pepper and salt.
  • You should preheat the smoker with closed lid and wait till it is hot enough to grill and smoke your patties.
  • Now take the patties directly to the smoker to grill when it is hot up to 425-450 degree F.
  • You can use the type of flavor you want to give your cheeseburger as they are available in a wide variety in the stores.
  • Before transferring your patties to the smoker you can also sear them in your domestic frying pan so that you need not to wait long for preheating the smoker.
  • When your wood pellet smoker is heated enough then you will have to set your timing to grill your patties and burger perfectly.
  • It will allow you not to flip your burgers several times frequently as well as keep the smoky hot air inside the smoker.
  • You can put your burgers on the grill and wait for 8-9 minutes before flipping them. After grilling them for 8-9 minutes on the other side you can get a juicy burger grilled at the temperature of 160 degrees F.
  • While smoking your cheeseburger on pellet smoker you will have to be patient as it may take a bit longer time and any hasty action will not allow the smoky flavor to penetrate into the beef.
  • For this reason, you must have meat thermometer while grilling on a wood smoker. You can insert the thermometer from the side of the burger to know whether it is hot up to 160 degrees or not.
  • You can add cheddar cheese to your burger just before or slightly after reaching to 160 degrees F. now allow the cheddar cheese melt before serving the burger on a toasted bun decorated with the topping of your choice.
  • You can add barbecue sauce, bacon or grilled onions to add some additional taste to your cheeseburger.

In this way, by following the tips provided in this write-up you can easily grill a delicious cheeseburger on a wood pellet smoker.

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