How Much Wood?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by 316sports, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. 316sports

    316sports Fire Starter

    I am a relatively new owner of a char grill smoker. I will be smoking several chickens on Saturday. My question is how much wood should I placee on my lump charcoal? I will be using mesquite wood chips. I have about 4 pounds. Thanks for your help.

  2. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Hi Andrew -

    I don't know which Char Grill you have but in general terms you want only enough wood to make a tiny wisps of smoke not billowing clouds. I'd start with 2 or 3 chunks and see what you get. You may not see much that's good.If you see alot that's bad!
  3. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    what debi said. w/ mesquite it's easy to go over board,try 4-5 to start off. ifya can smell it you're getting mesquite flavor..
  4. Start with just a couple pieces and you only want a thin wisp of smoke
  5. 316sports

    316sports Fire Starter

    thanks for the help.

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