Do smoker bags perform, or are they just 'smoke and mirrors'?
How We Tested
Although we came up with an indoor method to produce great smoky ribs (see Oven-Barbecued Spareribs under Related Content), we wondered whether smoker bags on the market were worth an extra trip to the store.
The SAVU Smoker Bag wowed us with a simple system in which a mixture of ground wood chips, hardwood syrup, and natural sugars are contained within the walls of a large foil bag. This allowed the smoke to pass through small perforations in the foil to get to the food contained within. The ribs emerged juicy, tender, and—after a quick run under the broiler—nicely crusted.