Charcoal in the chip pan?

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by rip, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    I'm going to put a little charcoal in my chip pan{gas smoker} this weekend, has anyone done this? And if so how did it work out?
     
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i take it you are trying to get some charchol flavor in your smoke........nice idea........hmmmmmm

    GOOD question........hope someone comes along with help
     
  3. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use an electric but have done this a few times just when I want smoke quicker at a lower temp and it works great. I thought of trying it for a more like cold smoke for cheese and such.
     
  4. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    RIP:

    I believe Debi has tried it with good results.
     
  5. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    I use my wood pan for charcoal for cold smoking bacon, lox and cheese but mine is cast iron I'm not sure what yours is.

    I also noted a better smoke ring and flavor when adding a few during a smoke, but I really like charcoal flavor - could be me. Hope this helps.

    http://www.deejayssmokepit.net/Downl...ld%20Smoke.pdf
     
  6. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have used charcoal in the chip pan of my propane vertical in the summer to smoke cheese. Propane is tooo much heat for my smoker in the summer for cheese. Just a few briquettes was al that was needed in the summer, seem to work well.
     
  7. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    so i take it then........all of these, means you are NOT using the flame from the propane........JUST the pan to put lite charchol in......?
     
  8. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Walking Dude
    Thats right, I do not have gas in the summer !!!
     
  9. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    so then i take it you don't eat beans in the summer?

    LOLOL......sorry, couldn't help myself
     
  10. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    I have a cast iron also, although I use a coffee can I was going to try this with the cast iron. I thought some had tried it already, ya'll have tried just about everything we can think of with a smoker.[​IMG] Like you said Debi try and get a little of that charcoal flavor.
     
  11. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Exactly! I do use the same procedure in the winter but when it's 5 degrees outside a bit of propane make be needed!
     
  12. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have only used mine 2 times and both I added just a few pieces and all was good.[​IMG]
     
  13. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah thats what I'm talkin about Smokey, use the gas and charcoal to smoke meat. I want that added flavor.
     
  14. This might be a dumb question but when you guys are talking about Charcoal do you mean bbq biscuits like kingsfords or real Charcoal ?
     
  15. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    I'm sure both. To each there own.
     
  16. Can use either?????
     
  17. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I only use hardwood lump. It burns alot longer and tastes better (to me) than briquettes.

    Cheers,
    Brian
     
  18. triple b

    triple b Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Same here.
    I find briquettes stink for some reason.
    Cheers from another Brian!
     
  19. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Right on, 3B!
    Comes in handy for frying up a mess of canadian walleye for a shore lunch too, Eh?
     

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