How to make a pouch for holding wood pellets on your natural gas grill

by | Last updated Sep 20, 2022 | recipes

You will need:

  • Heavy duty aluminum foil cut to about a foot long
  • Sharp point (pencil, knife, …)


  1. Place your aluminum foil on a flat surface (like your countertop) with the shiny side facing up.
  2. Fold your foil in half, creating a crease.
  3. Unfold your foil and pour about 2/3 of a cup of wood pellets on one side of your foil.
  4. Re-fold in half and fold the top and bottom edges over about 1/2 inch twice, and repeat with the rightmost edge.
  5. Flip your folded pouch over and, using your sharp point, poke a few holes in the side that has no visible folds.
  6. Place your pouch with the poked hole side up. This will allow the smoke to escape the pouch and envelop the food within your grill.