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Chips or Chunks?

post #1 of 7
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I'm sure this has been asked a million times but a quick search didn't bring up any results. I'm new to this game with only one smoke under my belt...did a couple of chickens with cherry chips and it worked great.

Anyway, I'm looking to buy more wood for my GOSM Big Block and was hoping for some opinions. I plan on smoking all of the standard stuff: ribs, pork butt, brisket, chicken, etc. and was wondering whether chips or chunks are usually better.

Thanks in advance for the responses.
post #2 of 7
For your type of smoker most people prefer chunks. Don't need to replace them as often. I have a CCSV which is similar to the GOSM and I always used chunks.
post #3 of 7
I like chunks better.

Need to find a good source though. The couple of bags of "chunks" I bought was about 1/2 good size chunks, 1/4 smallish chunks and 1/4 chips and sawdust. wink.gif

post #4 of 7
Same as Dave for me. Agree on variability of bagged chunks, too.
post #5 of 7

Use what you can find

I like to use a combination of Hickory, Oak and Cherry. The only Oak I can find is bagged chunks from WalWorld. The cherry and oak are logs which I split off into sticks. I use equal parts by weight.

The one competition secret I will give you is to remove the bark.

post #6 of 7
I prefer to use chunks in my GOSM.

Hope this helps!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #7 of 7
I use both chips and chunks in the gosm. Prefer the chunks. In the smoke house I use only larger chunks.
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