Wood chip can question

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by sisco, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. sisco

    sisco Smoke Blower

    One of the first things I learned here was not to soak the chips. I've been putting them in a foil covered coffee can with a hole in the foil and it's been working very well.
    How long can one use the same can?? When I took it out of the smoker after I used it last, it stunk. (Stank?) Anyway, lots of tarry creosote like material stuck to the sides of it.
    Are the cans a one time thing?
  2. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I'd replace it, if it stank. [​IMG] (Stunk is a dead skunk [​IMG] )

    Some just use foil and no can. Kinda sucks that you can't get coffee in a "can" much.........peanuts are in a can though. [​IMG]

    BTW, I'll let you drive my tractor if you'll let me drive you "bike". Also, we'll baby sit that cute little grand kid of yours any day they want! Liked the pic of you and the grandkid on your bike. .........Yea, been a while since I checked out the pics on that thread.
  3. sisco

    sisco Smoke Blower

    Depends, if it's a John Deere, you're on!
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i use a small coffee can, when doing a small smoke.........still using the same one now for several smokes now............

    if its a big/long smoke.......i use the cast iron chip box..........
  5. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    If I use chips I wrap in foil. Never used a can. I have also folded up an aluminum pan to use.
  6. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have a bunch of those smoking cans. The ones that are about the size of a can of tuna fish but have all varieties of wood in them. They have a small hole in the top where the smoke spews out. They have been in the garage for years. I plan on using them up. When they are gone I plan on using the chips in a foil pouch method. I like the idea of being able to easily remove the smoke source from the heat source.
  7. fred420

    fred420 Meat Mopper

    i have a gsom that i use..i must be different because i soak the chips and put them in an aluminum foil pouch..i put maybe a dozen or so holes in the pouch with a toothpick..i put pouch in cast iron smoke box with no lid...usually after an hour when i turn meat i change pouch..after that hour i have opened puch--usually not completely burned..

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