Chips or Chunks?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by jaye220, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. jaye220

    jaye220 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I'm sure this has been asked a million times but a quick search didn't bring up any results. I'm new to this game with only one smoke under my belt...did a couple of chickens with cherry chips and it worked great.

    Anyway, I'm looking to buy more wood for my GOSM Big Block and was hoping for some opinions. I plan on smoking all of the standard stuff: ribs, pork butt, brisket, chicken, etc. and was wondering whether chips or chunks are usually better.

    Thanks in advance for the responses.
  2. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    For your type of smoker most people prefer chunks. Don't need to replace them as often. I have a CCSV which is similar to the GOSM and I always used chunks.
  3. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like chunks better.

    Need to find a good source though. The couple of bags of "chunks" I bought was about 1/2 good size chunks, 1/4 smallish chunks and 1/4 chips and sawdust. [​IMG]

  4. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Same as Dave for me. Agree on variability of bagged chunks, too.
  5. I like to use a combination of Hickory, Oak and Cherry. The only Oak I can find is bagged chunks from WalWorld. The cherry and oak are logs which I split off into sticks. I use equal parts by weight.

    The one competition secret I will give you is to remove the bark.

  6. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I prefer to use chunks in my GOSM.

    Hope this helps!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  7. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use both chips and chunks in the gosm. Prefer the chunks. In the smoke house I use only larger chunks.

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