Keeping my wood from burning to quick?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by frosty91, May 13, 2016.

  1. frosty91

    frosty91 Smoke Blower

    Hey guys I use a brinkman trailmaster. And I've had it for almost 3 years now, I use charcoal for main heat source and wood for the smoke. I have always just thrown the chunk of wood on the coals to get my smoke. Decided to try this to keep the wood from burning up to quick? Thoughts or opinions? Just a grill rack over the coals than wood chunks on the rack

     
  2. paul6

    paul6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I use a charcoal basket in my offset it is made out of diamond cut steel 15" x 15" with a solid divider down the middle. I fill 1 side up with charcoal and mixed wood chunks then put a dozen lite briquets on the other it slowly ignites the other side. Maybe something like that would work ?
     
  3. How quickly or hot you burn the wood (or the charcoal for that matter) will affect flavor. I don't know to what degree but if you smolder the wood vs actually burn the wood you will achieve different flavor characteristics. Again, it may be negligible and even undetectable since you are burning charcoal too. have fun and see what happens. Let us know how it works out.
     

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