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Dry wood chips or soaked??

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

Ive heard it's better to have dry wood chips than soaked chips. Wich is better for my electric smoker?? I'm trying dry right this moment and it's doing pretty good. Just wondering what everyone thought on this subject??

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post #3 of 20
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Thanks for the info and glad to be here.

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post #5 of 20

HOWDY!!!  biggrin.gif I soak them myself, but that's just me! icon14.gif

post #6 of 20

I say, try both and report back to us! welcome1.gif

post #7 of 20
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Thanks fellas, I tryed dry and it didn't seem to smoke long so i guess i'll try soaking them next time. By the way I'm Zach and i love to smoke different meats for my friends and i'm really liking this place. Lots of good info and seems to be lots of good folks.

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Welcome!  I haven't been here long, but have learned alot.  Remember the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked.  Many great people here willing to share thier wealth of knowledge.  looking forward to your first q-view.  happy smoking




post #9 of 20

I soak mine for 30 minutes and it works well for me. I look at it this way, wet wood always smokes more then dry wood,

post #10 of 20
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What is a q view if yall dont mind me asking??

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Originally Posted by easttexsmoker View Post

What is a q view if yall dont mind me asking??

That would be pics of what you smoked so all of us can wipe some dribble. drool.gif

post #12 of 20
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well i can do that, that sounds awesome!

post #13 of 20

I agree that chips burn too fast, so I went to Chunks.  As far as Wet or Dry, I have used dry but Meateater got me wanting to try a 24 hr, soak on some Hickory soon...JJ

post #14 of 20

i used to rely mainly on soaked chips, with the occasional soaked chunks, but the last few smokes i've done were with dry chunks and I liked my results.

post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 

I soaked my chunks for about 3 hours and then put them on and really liked the results. They seem to have smoked A LOT longer than when i used dry. So thanks for all the good tips, I'm hooked on this website!

post #16 of 20

I have tried um both ways ...and I have a spin on  it ( to add to the confusion..sorry)   I found dry = good smoke but kinda quick   THEN     soaked fer 30 mins before , nice constant smoke BUT took a while ta get a goin in mine     SO   I tried this ( sure Y'all may laugh )    I get them going dry ...and THEN   open the bottom door and spritz um a bit with a atomizer water bottle.........lottsa smoke and last a long time , don't loose to much heat cause the bottom door is a quick hit and I do it fast .....

post #17 of 20

I do both...My favorite is to use green wood..

post #18 of 20

I have done well with dry but I occasionally soak some overnight in Red Wine. Not sure how much difference it makes but I like the thought of Red Wine smoke.

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post #19 of 20
Thread Starter 

I heard it wasn't good to use green wood?? heard it made your meat taste "Green" i guess you would say? I may be totaly wrong about this, it was just hear say?? anybody know??

post #20 of 20

I think the majority use dry chips or chunks, but you should try it both ways & decide for yourself.

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