What is Best Set-up for Wok Cooking?

Discussion in 'BBQ Pit Mods' started by BarryinSF, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. BarryinSF

    BarryinSF New Member

    Hi, newbie here with a question for you.

    I stir-fry a lot using my wok. If you aren't familiar with wok cooking the main objective is to get a flame as hot as possible on the wok so that the protein is seared and cooked within a few minutes. I have been using my stove but feel that I can get a hotter flame, and better taste, if I use my outdoor grill, so I have converted it for my wok.

    I have a Weber gas grill w/ charcoal option. I have taken bricks and arranged them in a square above the gas outlet, and with an open space in the middle, like a chimney starter. My wok can sit perfectly on top.

    This is where the difference lies: I do not want smoke- I want a flame. So my question is what fuel should I use that creates the best flame with no/little smoke? I am also not crazy about using charcoal unless it is the 'no smoke' kind, which I think is probably difficult to get in the U.S.

    Thanks for reading.
  2. oportosanto

    oportosanto Member

    I do love wok cooking, but let me tell you that bbq is far more healthy. :)
  3. dcbake

    dcbake New Member

    Can't beat high heat and a high-temp resistant spatula.

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