New Braunfels offset smoker

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by tracyjoe, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. I have had a New Braunfels smoker for some time now. I get great results with Boston Butts. Should I not cook with just wood on this thing or what am I doing wrong. Sometimes meat comes out too smokey and sometimes bitter. Are these not meant to cook with just wood? Maybe I should cook with charcoal and just add a little wood for flavor. I wonder all the time how people cook with just wood but don't get an overbearing smoke flavor.
     
  2. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    One of the stick burners on here can help more then I can but you do get to get a good hot clean fire going before putting the meat on.

    I seen a video on how to use a wood burner. I will see if I can find it and will post it here when I do.
     
  3. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tracy, evening and welcome to the forum.....   You can burn the wood until it gets to coals and then add splits...   Smoking over coals provides a well smokes product.....   Briquettes work well for heat and splits add smoke flavor...   

    Please take a moment and stop into " /Roll Call/   " and introduce yourself and get a proper welcome from our members....   

    We're glad you stopped in and joined our group...    Enjoy the long smokey ride....     Dave
     

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