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Looking to make some jerk chicken this weekend but I don't have any pimento wood. This article suggests soaking bay leaves and all spice is a good substitute. However, I am fairly new to smoking and was wondering if I'd be in danger of burning the leaves if I simply used them the same way I would use wood chips (or if there's anything else I should watch out for).


I have a masterbuilt propane smoker and will likely be smoking chicken legs/thighs.