The flavor of smoked venison is wonderful. Even if you don’t have a smoker, you can use a gas grill for smoking venison and it will turn out beautifully. I’ve served smoked venison roasts and smoked sausages, or used the smoked meat for venison BBQ and other great dishes.
Using the Gas Grill for Smoking Venison
You’ll need a gas grill with two or more individually controlled burners under the grate, plus a temperature gauge. If your grill doesn’t have one, pick one up at any store that sells grill parts; it’s important that you know what the temperature is inside the grill. Ideally, your grill will be able to maintain a constant temperature of 225°.
Turn on the left or back burner and heat the grill to 225°. Place foil-wrapped smoking wood over the heated burner. Put the meat on the other burner: the key to smoking is indirect heat. Smoke until meat is cooked through. Sausages take about 1 hour; a roast takes about 3 hours.