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Old 08-03-2007, 12:58 PM   #1
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Thats a great question. The first thing to concider is the equipment your cooking on. The WSM using the minion method doesnt need a lot of wood chips/chunks. I use 4-5 chunks per long cook. I may add another one twords the end. If your using a stick burner, I burn 4 oak logs to 1 flavor log. Grilling is another animal. I use a few chunks in my kettle when I am grilling. Hope this helps.
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Thats a great question. The first thing to concider is the equipment your cooking on. The WSM using the minion method doesnt need a lot of wood chips/chunks. I use 4-5 chunks per long cook. I may add another one twords the end. If your using a stick burner, I burn 4 oak logs to 1 flavor log. Grilling is another animal. I use a few chunks in my kettle when I am grilling. Hope this helps.
What size chips/chunks do you prefer for a WSM?
A fist size is a good chunk size. I place it in the charcoal as I pour it in. Usually one in the middle and 3 or 4 around the outer areas. I like the smaller limbs for the WSM and I use logs in the offset I have.
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I use this size if using the offset with all wood.



I use this size on the WSM and also if I'm using my charcoal basket with the offset.

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I use less wood than Bill, it's personel preference. I have a friend who uses red oak and if he isn't farting smokerings he is not happy..

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Well anybody get a fist sized chunk got to have a small fist if you buying at Wally World. Maybe the size of a midget lady fist be closer to how big they normally come. Like the smart fellers say..depends on your equipment. If you running a tight ship with hatches battened down one per cook might be plenty. If you running a loosey goosey offset you could fill it up with chunks and not taste the flavor. It aint science..its art. Put them 5 or 6 senses to work. Throw a few on there and see whut happens. Blah blah blah. Just thinking out loud here of course

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I use less wood than Bill, it's personel preference. I have a friend who uses red oak and if he isn't farting smokerings he is not happy..

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now that is funny.
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Well anybody get a fist sized chunk got to have a small fist if you buying at Wally World. Maybe the size of a midget lady fist be closer to how big they normally come.
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Wow. And how about those bags from BBQ Galore???
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:05 PM   #8
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Well seems like I bought a bag of apple chunks at BBQ galore one time and they wasnt very big neither.

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