I have had a New Braunfels smoker for some time now. I get great results with Boston Butts. Should I not cook with just wood on this thing or what am I doing wrong. Sometimes meat comes out too smokey and sometimes bitter. Are these not meant to cook with just wood? Maybe I should cook with charcoal and just add a little wood for flavor. I wonder all the time how people cook with just wood but don't get an overbearing smoke flavor.
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One of the stick burners on here can help more then I can but you do get to get a good hot clean fire going before putting the meat on.
I seen a video on how to use a wood burner. I will see if I can find it and will post it here when I do.
found this from the Lane web site. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=29114732&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&autoplay=1
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Tracy, evening and welcome to the forum..... You can burn the wood until it gets to coals and then add splits... Smoking over coals provides a well smokes product..... Briquettes work well for heat and splits add smoke flavor...
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