Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by ima tryin, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. I'm confused as to the use of wet wood or dry wood for the best smoke.
    Which do you recommend using?[​IMG] I have a gas smoker.
  2. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm just a newbie also, but there seems to be a great debate. I started soaking my chips, but found I lost some of my rub this way, and have now been smoking without soaking.
  3. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I personally never use wet or soaked wood. But it is a personal preference I guess. Some people do soak the wood.
    Hope this helps.
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Only soak to prevent burning. oh, and smoking.
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good advice I thought. As with about 5999 others. My sense of humor forced the others ;{) Like this one.
  6. vince

    vince StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    I use wood chunks and small logs so I don't soak, if I was using chips I may soak and the wrap in foil with a few holes in the foil,

    I have to agree on wet wood takes longer to start burning and smoking, It may look like smoke coming off the wet wood, but I think it is more of a steam, JMO
  7. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use dry chunks in my gasser. Soaked wood just smolders for a while before it dries out enough to smoke.

    Hope this helps!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  8. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Personal choice mainly, I don't soak my wood (carefull this is a family forum yall), I use chips an chunks in my GOSM, chips cause I make my own, chunks cause (yah ya guessed it), I make my own. Always let it dry (otherwise known as season) well then use it fer smokin. Just the way I do it, yall try it different ways an see what ya like the best. Good luck.
  9. cbucher

    cbucher Meat Mopper

    I don't soak either.
  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The only time I've used wet chips with the GOSM, is when I've had to add them to hot coals, it helps prevent flare ups. I mostly use chunks and don't wet them.
  11. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I soaked them the first time I ever smoked, but it was the last time - I get so caught up in grinding and stuffing and rubbing and cutting that I ferget to soak 'em... this middle age ain't for sissies any more! I had a memory once but forget where I put it.. plus soakin' retards the smokin' and I'm too impatient to wait that long... or I'll forget what I'm doin'... I told you about my long lost cousin that time with the hickory chunks, didn't I? Oh wait, it was my brother's cousin.. or was it .. no, never mind.. dang! I just tried to light fire to my dog 'stead of the smoker... they look about the same.. goin' back to bed... they strap me in...
  12. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    LOL [​IMG] For me , somedays it just wasn't worth chewing through the leather straps [​IMG]
  13. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I soaked them at first, but now I just throw in chips of chunks dry, had a flareup once usin dry, so I started puttin foil over the top and unchin a couple five or six holes in and it works great. Get smoke in about 5 minutes

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