to soak or not to soak

Discussion in 'For New Members' started by smokinunci, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. smokinunci

    smokinunci Newbie

    I just got an MES 30 and I can't find anything in the manuel about whether or not to soak the wood chips. Can anyone tell me, do you or don't you?
  2. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    You don't need to soak wood chips. Ever.
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  3. smokinunci

    smokinunci Newbie

    Thanks so much! I used the smoker yesterday for the first time, didn't soak and the pulled pork was delicious and juicy. Just wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing!
  4. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    No soaking here. Not ever.
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nope...Wet wood doesn't smoke it just makes steam until it dries out...JJ
  6. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Use to do it when I first started smoking in the late 70's, but that was the way I was taught. Don't do it anymore.
  7. smokinunci

    smokinunci Newbie

    You guys rock! Thanks!

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