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Old 08-31-2010, 08:03 AM   #1
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smoking question

i've been doing this for a lot of years...and am very set in my ways.
one thing that i seem to go back & forth on is where it comes to smoking.
my question to you...
do you soak the wood prior to smoking...or use it dry?
let me know your experiences.
thanks, in advance.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:03 AM   #2
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Re: smoking question

I have a WSM and use chunks of wood dry. I usually burry a few chunks the size of my fist in the coals and then put a few more on top after dumping the lighted coals on to start the charcoal.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:42 AM   #3
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Re: smoking question

I only soak chips and put em in a foil pouch.
Chunks....never.

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Old 08-31-2010, 11:44 AM   #4
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Re: smoking question

I use dry chunks. Back when I first began smokin' I soaked everything because the guy I was learning from did. I often wondered if it did any good. I heard someone say once, 'soak a couple of chunks in water for 2 to 3 months, take 'em out and cut 'em in half and see just how much water the soaked up....not much'. I agree with the person who said it. Easier to use dry chunks as well.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:10 PM   #5
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Re: smoking question

i have a 22.5 weber gold
1 n.b barrel smoker
1 in ground pig pit which i fashioned from bricks left over from house construction.
i only use it for the annual pig roast. too big for anything else.

the weber gold does the job for me on small to mid size jobs.
recently invested in cast iron cooking grates for the weber. very happy with them, i must say.

gave the gas ducane to the daughter a few years ago.
its charcoal all of the way...
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:05 PM   #6
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:34 AM   #7
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Re: smoking question

thanks for the responses. dry chunks it will be.
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