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Old 05-31-2008, 07:47 AM   #1
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when to add smoke?

When do you guys start the smoking? Immediatly or a couple hours in? thanks. db
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:07 AM   #2
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Right at the beginning...adding it later will decrease the smoke ring.
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:35 AM   #3
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Thanks Greg! Time to go add another chunk.
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There are times when I have to start something in the roaster because of time constraints. Like if I need to have meat on at 3 am in order to have it ready for dinner. Then I will put it on the smoker at around 7 when I have woken up - with three boys under 4 I need all the sleep I can get! To be honest, I don't see a whole lot of difference in the smoke ring. Certainly not enough to lose sleep over

For my personal use, I think the most important aspect of the smoke is the seasoning -not the appearance. For that reason I usually don't have the meat on smoke for the whole cook anyway.

Experiment for yourself and take notes. You might stumble across something you like!

However, all things being equal I cook with smoke at the beginning.

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Old 05-31-2008, 01:11 PM   #5
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Smoke has nothing to do with the formation of the smoke ring,
which is why certified judges are taught to ignore it.

That said, add the smoke at the beginning. I don't mind my ribs
not having much smoke after the foil process because they are so
thin, but butts get all the smoke they want.
You can oversmoke, and I have, but butts are forgiving because
they are so thick.
Chicken parts oversmoke easily, be careful with them.
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Smoke has nothing to do with the formation of the smoke ring,
which is why certified judges are taught to ignore it.
Could you say more?
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Smoke has nothing to do with the formation of the smoke ring,
which is why certified judges are taught to ignore it.
Could you say more?

read BFD above
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this is a pork butt I gassed in very cold weather....no wood whatsoever.

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Could you say more?
I'll say leave the sand in the sandbox and make sure you have moisture in your WSM for a nice deep chemicalreactionmoisturering.
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this is a pork butt I gassed in very cold weather....no wood whatsoever.

Who would do such a thing ?

Smoke rings are over rated but everyone wants one.
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