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post #21 of 22

Soaked chips or chunks need to be air dried for 12-24 hours before using to dry the surface otherwise the water on the surface will steam.

The only benefit to soaking is a longer smoke time, but if done correctly it does work.

post #22 of 22

Makes sense and addresses my concern of poor quality smoke; the surface drying allows the chunks to get to the right temp and the moisture simply slows the consumption without degrading the smoke. I think I'll try it especially for winter smoking when the wood is so dry that it can deliver too much too fast or even raise the cook temp.

 

Very interesting posts and contrary to other studies that did not soak for days. Also, I think it will deliver a more consistent smoke.

 

Thanks again.

 

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