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MES 40 soak wood chips or not

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Thread Starter 

Should I soak my wood chips or not? I have always left them dry but it seems like they dont last very long

post #2 of 9

Some do, some don't.

 

I would try both ways & decide for yourself.

post #3 of 9

what Al said.....I used to be a soaker, now dry chunks (not chips) if I'm not using the AMNS. I think, regardless of the unit used, chips/chunks need some monitoring and more added if needed.

post #4 of 9

I tried it both ways after I got my MES a couple of years ago. I couldn't tell much differnce. One thing I did start doing was useing some Royal Oak lump in the chip pan along with wood chips. Seemed to give a better smoke ring.

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Originally Posted by krirish99 View Post

Should I soak my wood chips or not? I have always left them dry but it seems like they dont last very long



With wood chips they definitely will last longer wet (Damp)

I mix them with a little water in a bucket just so they are damp to the touch. You mite even use a spray bottle and mist a bottom layer put some more chips in and then mist again. then i mix.

You only want damp.

Karl

 

 

post #6 of 9

I tried it when I got my first MES.

Then I tried it without.

Didn't see any difference.

Then I got an A-MAZE-N-SMOKER, and smoked "Happily Ever After".

 

The End

 

 

Bear

post #7 of 9

Wet chips help to create creosote.

Try it both ways like Al suggested.

 

TJ

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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Creosote is not what I want correct?

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Creosote is not what I want correct?



 

That is correct.

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