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post #41 of 51

It willl help you keep the temps up and steady, which in turn will burn the wood and charcoal more fully. The WSM's run really really well, but most any charcoal/wood smoker does not like to get hit with cold wind, it makes it much harder to get temps up and a steady even burn on your fuel.

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Originally Posted by JIRodriguez View Post

It willl help you keep the temps up and steady, which in turn will burn the wood and charcoal more fully. The WSM's run really really well, but most any charcoal/wood smoker does not like to get hit with cold wind, it makes it much harder to get temps up and a steady even burn on your fuel.

Ah gotcha, my temps are fine as far as holding steady were I need them for what Im cooking. I decided to try the idea of chopping my chunks smaller. So I went out and got a fancy new fiskers hatchet that was the only sharp hatchet in the store and it did the job wonderfully.

 

This one shows my hickory on the right and the apple on the left.

 

Hickory

Apple.

 

Im guessing these smaller pieces will burn much better, or should I say smoke much better. some of the pieces of hickoy were split into 3-4 pieces so they were pretty large. like between baseball and softball size.

post #43 of 51
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Ah gotcha, my temps are fine as far as holding steady were I need them for what Im cooking. I decided to try the idea of chopping my chunks smaller. So I went out and got a fancy new fiskers hatchet that was the only sharp hatchet in the store and it did the job wonderfully.

 

This one shows my hickory on the right and the apple on the left.

 

Hickory

Apple.

 

Im guessing these smaller pieces will burn much better, or should I say smoke much better. some of the pieces of hickoy were split into 3-4 pieces so they were pretty large. like between baseball and softball size.

OH HELL NO. don't blame me now your going to chop us up with an axlurk.gif. i hope this gets your smoke going the way you want it.

happy smoken my friend.

David

post #44 of 51
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I think it will
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I think it will

i think you are on the right track now.

happy smoken.

David

post #46 of 51

That is a quality hatchet! Good luck with the smoke.

post #47 of 51
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That is a quality hatchet! Good luck with the smoke.
yea I love it. Very sharp and works great.
post #48 of 51
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Originally Posted by Hambone1950 View Post

Well , no ones jumping in and all I can say is that I haven't had that problem with my WSM. I think the smoke wood usually gets burnt up pretty well. You could try putting it down into the briquettes a little deeper so it maintains contact with the lit coals. That's a head scratcher right there.
Are you not getting enough smoke flavor on your meat?

 

Yeah, I have WSM 22.5 and don't have an issue with the wood burning completely. I just toss the chunks in there though I make sure they are surrounded by coals.

post #49 of 51
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Wood is doing amazing. Its burni jg completly and once piece at a time if I need is enough to keep a tbs. Tried the spare ribs trimmings. Oh man there good so far.
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Wood is doing amazing. Its burni jg completly and once piece at a time if I need is enough to keep a tbs. Tried the spare ribs trimmings. Oh man there good so far.

Dandiele i'm glad you have it going your way. remember to post pics. wee like to drool!

Happy smoken.

David

post #51 of 51
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Oh noooo I forgot...ill get them next time. With all the preparing and getting ready I forgot. But everyone loved the food.
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