I have a smoking question...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bsnemo, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. bsnemo

    bsnemo Fire Starter

    I have a new (used 4 times Brinkmann TLE offset and I generally food ribs, whole hams ( precooked), chicken, and nothing fancy. With this smoker can I use just wood or will this create a constant smoke and be too much for the meat. Last time I did ribs using a few chunks of wood and mainly lump. I have seen these guys on TV using only wood but wouldnt that would create a constant smoke. I would love to use just wood as it is available to me... Thanks for you help and input.
    Bob
     
  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hi Bob.

    There is no reason you can't use a wood fire to cook in that rig if you have splits small enough to fit.  You'll get the best results if you start the fire plenty early, let it burn down to a nice hot bed of coals, then just keep adding 1 split at a time for smoke.

    Red
     
  3. bsnemo

    bsnemo Fire Starter

    Thanks Red,
    I was wondering and needless to say I am new at the offset and would like to use wood instead of buying the lump.
    Bob
     
  4. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

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