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Removing ashes

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Probably a really silly question...but, hey, I'm a newbie at this!!


I have an electric smoker that has a small metal box that holds the wood chips. My question is: when the chips have burned, and turned to ash, and I need to add some new chips...I am supposed to remove the box (with an oven mitt, of course!!) and dump the ashes out, before adding the new chips, right? Otherwise, you'd end up with a full box and it would stir up a bunch of airborne ashes that would stick to the meat.


Appreciate your indulging me and my newbie questions! 

post #2 of 6

Just keep adding more chips untill the smoke is finished. You are not going to be using that much wood for a single smoke. If you do you won't be able to eat it anyway. Keep the door closed and let it smoke.

Happy smoken.


post #3 of 6

What smoker do you have? My MES 30" has way too small of a chip tray so as it filled with ashes there was no room left (which is why I abandoned it all together and made my own).

post #4 of 6

No silly questions, if you don't know, you don't know



post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by gary s View Post

No silly questions, if you don't know, you don't know



And there's A LOT that I don't know :32:

post #6 of 6

Lots of great friendly people here ready to help



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