New smoker help

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nr140e, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. nr140e

    nr140e Newbie

    Hey guys well I finally made my decision on a smoker and I bought a Masterbuilt Xtra wide smoker, I did do the seasoning already so all the paint and stuff inside burned out , I really didn't like the whole wood chip pan since the flame hits it and the wood burns up fast and increases the temperature, so what i did i put a skillet on top of it and filled it out with wood. My main question is how much wood should i put on a skillet since i put like 6- 6 hand full of chips and when i put it on a smoker it was generating to much smoke also I'm scared that i might put to much and mess up the food or what would be the best measurement of wood in the skillet.  Honestly i got kinda scared when i saw to much smoke specially i live in a apartment complex even though all my neighbors are really cool lol.  and another thing is there a mod out there so all the smoke wont go everywhere and i really don't want to stink my neighbors house lol


  2. oddball

    oddball Smoke Blower

    You will need to experiment to find out how much to use and for how long depending on how you want the food to taste.  Some people like a lot of smoke, some like less.  It's all personal preference.  Having said that, you should only need a couple pieces at a time to get the smoke going, and then, based on taste, continue adding wood as it burns up to keep the smoke going to reach your flavor. 

    Good luck.

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