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Old 01-29-2011, 12:49 AM   #1
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Soak wood chunks or not?

I've seen some variance on this topic, wanted to confirm the approach.

I'm using wood chunks on the flavorizer bars on my weber grill tomorrow to smoke some ribs...do I soak the chunks before hand, and if so, for how long?

At this point I'm leaning towards not soaking - as amazingribs.com puts it - "wood doesn't absorb much water, that's why they make boats out of it."

Thanks!
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:20 AM   #2
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Re: Soak wood chunks or not?

Don't soak
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Re: Soak wood chunks or not?

Nick's right, check out this video Should Smoke Wood Be Soaked In Water Before Use?
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Re: Soak wood chunks or not?

Thanks - just saw the video, cracked me up, and also convinced me.
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