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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Does it make a difference whether the chips are soaked before hand?  If so, do you do a wet/dry mix?

post #2 of 8

Don't soak them. It only delays the wood from actually smoking. Dry wood is what you need. 

post #3 of 8

yup dont wet them does nothing 

post #4 of 8

Yep, what they said!

 

Dry chips!

 

Al

post #5 of 8
If you are using dry chips dont they burn fast? How much do you use with dry chips for a shorter smoke say 2 hrs for burgers
post #6 of 8

Here is a link to an article about the myth of soaked wood being better.

 

http://amazingribs.com/tips_and_technique/mythbusting_soaking_wood.html

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies.  I had been using dry but kept seeing celebrity bbq chefs soak the wood and as the reason I wasn't soaking them was forgetting to, I began to wonder if it was correct.

 

I have a wood chip box and fill it regardless of what I am doing including burgers. I set the box right beside the hot coals Hope y'all get smoke rings on a burger. Thumbs Up

 

I did a pork burger tonight with applewood. Waited until i had smoke (about 3 minutes).  For smokey burger btw, I close the lid even though the burgers are being direct grilled.

 

Cheers and keep on smoking.

post #8 of 8

You can read this article to know about using wood chips: How to Use a Vertical Smoker With Wood Chips

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