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post #41 of 64

I've bought the chunks from the Depot. Pretty good deal here.I've also bought chips which I wrap in foil and poke holes in it. A suggestion from one of the guys here.The chips last longer.

 

I also put the word out to my buddys in the country.every time they take a hardwood or fruitwood down they drop off limbs 3-4" dia. and 4-6' long. Those prices are the best free.

post #42 of 64
To bad you don't live close to me I trimmed my honey crisp apple tree in March and have a pile of apple wood I am about to burn in my fire pit because I have more than I can use. I'll bet there are people near you that have the same situation. Vermont is full of maple which is a good smoking wood. Get a saw and go hunting.

Randy,
post #43 of 64

google Western wood chips...

Amazon sells chips,

BJ's warehouse does as well

 

Online will get you more selection.... buy MORE than you think you will need.... A) it's cheaper by bulk   B) once you get started smoking meat, you have to do it more often... and NO... there is no 12 step program for this

post #44 of 64

I came across this in my Seattle CL:

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/grd/6100644939.html

 

It might not do some of you any good but do a search on your local CL under "APPLE WOOD"

post #45 of 64

Take about bringing back a necrotic thread... I don't buy chips anymore, I go to the Depot store; I have a camping axe if need be. I like being able to not have to add wood every hour or so. I think the record for the longest lasting batch of chunks is 3 hours or so.

post #46 of 64


An excellend source for all smoking wood - chips, logs, real wood pellets - http://www.thewoodshedoc.com

 

LN

post #47 of 64
Amazon - free shipping
post #48 of 64

Wally World sells them for as little as $1.98 per bag, and has hickory, mesquite, cherry, apple, pecan and maple. I don't know what kind of smoker you have, but if its an MES with the small chip loader, you can get the Masterbuilt cold smoking attachment, use it for both cold and hot smoking, and get up to 5 hours of smoke.

post #49 of 64

If you have a Masterbuilt smoker with the small chip loader, you can purchase the MB cold smoker attachment for both hot and cold smoking. I get about 5 hrs of smoke from it, and it uses chips.

post #50 of 64
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Originally Posted by RobbSmokin View Post
 

If you have a Masterbuilt smoker with the small chip loader, you can purchase the MB cold smoker attachment for both hot and cold smoking. I get about 5 hrs of smoke from it, and it uses chips.

I agree. The external smoker is an excellent must have. I haven't used the internal smoker ever since I got the external smoker. My daughter got me wood chunks (by mistake) and some of the pieces fit. They seem to burn longer but put out a little less smoke.

post #51 of 64
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Originally Posted by RobbSmokin View Post
 

Wally World sells them for as little as $1.98 per bag, and has hickory, mesquite, cherry, apple, pecan and maple. I don't know what kind of smoker you have, but if its an MES with the small chip loader, you can get the Masterbuilt cold smoking attachment, use it for both cold and hot smoking, and get up to 5 hours of smoke.

Have gotten several of these (Western Brand) 1.98 or 2.98 depending on the wood

post #52 of 64
You can actually get a lot more than 5 hours out of the cold smoker attachment by cracking the chip draw for air flow then turn the element off it will smoke for 10 or more hours kind of like the AMPS.

Randy,
post #53 of 64
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Originally Posted by REMSR View Post

You can actually get a lot more than 5 hours out of the cold smoker attachment by cracking the chip draw for air flow then turn the element off it will smoke for 10 or more hours kind of like the AMPS.

Randy,


Good idea, I got the AMPS but haven't tried it yet.

post #54 of 64
The AMPS works fine, you will like it. It does require a torch to light the pellets, I use a crème brûlée torch. The reason I have both is, I can find wood chips chunks and splits around here that I can't find in pellets and I can find woods in pellets that I can't find in chips, chunks and splits. And the cold smoker seems to put out a little more smoke a little faster if more smoke is an issue. But it has never been an issue using the AMPS. I did light both ends one time and won't again because it puts out to much smoke. I want my foods to be complimented with smoke I don't want my food to tast like smoke. To much smoke causes food to taste like it was fire damaged. Sorry Jimmy I get carried away when I talk about this stuff and don't know where to stop.

Randy,
post #55 of 64

Randy, That is totally ok, You gave a lot of information here, The more talk the more people learn and that is what this site is all about.

post #56 of 64

When I have to buy chip or chunks, Wallyworld is where I go. But under normal circumstanced I scrounge wood after storm clean-ups. If you look around and are willing to lend a hand to help,...you will have more wood than you can possible burn.  For instance..just yesterday I stopped by a neighbors place and helped him for a little bit to clean up some storm debris. We had 4 days of heavy rain here and many trees were up-rooted from it.  He had a very large "Old" pecan tree that partially split over in his back yard .  To make the story short...I brought an extra chainsaw to the deal and left with a huge load of Pecan branches. He happy....Me happy!

Just this 1 haul will give me probably 15-16 smokes.  I have also collected Maple, Oak and Cherry in the same way recently.  I stack the wood under a shed roof for drying..  When I want to smoke...I just pick out which flavor I want and pull from that stack.

It's a bit of work but most rewarding things in life are.  If you go this route and don't have a chainsaw..just visit harborfrieghts and pick up a saw-sall to cut the pieces down to usable sizes.

post #57 of 64
My local supermarket actually has a nice selection by the charcoal.
post #58 of 64

I have always preferred chunks over chips.

Apple is great!

post #59 of 64

I just purchased a bag of cherry and a bag of apple chunks at Walmart. Price was $7.96 each for large bags. I live in Rochester NY area and that was the only place I could find different types of would chunks. 

post #60 of 64

Try Academy sports in your area for chips and chunks, should have a great selection. They also sell smokers, bbq pits, and all sorts of accessories.

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