How many wood chunks do I need?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by medicine man, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. medicine man

    medicine man Fire Starter

    I've smoked a couple pork butts that have come out pretty good. I am using an electric smoker and use wood chunks. The chunks seem to last about an hour, therefore, I have been adding 3 chunks per hour, roughly, throughout the entire smoking process. Does this sound like a lot? I read somewhere to start out with three, and not to add any more.
     
  2. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    SC
    it all depends on how much smoke flavor you like. if you are interested in cutting down on the usage of chunks 1 per hour should be plenty
     
  3. medicine man

    medicine man Fire Starter

    Thx! Generally, in about an hour the smoke dies down to almost nothing, so I have been adding at that time.
     
  4. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    SC
    add another chunk at about the 40-45 min mark, or right before you think the other one will quit smoking so you have a good constant smoke
     

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