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So how do you guys get your smoke going.??

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Last weekend i tried just cranking the temp up all the way to get the wood going. Also threw in a couple pieces of charcoal to help with the ring.

But, i was thinking about trying out soaked wood chips tomorrow when i smoke. I used soaked chips in my coal smoker. but, now that i have an electric one i have not tried soaking.

What do you all do.?
post #2 of 15
I use dry wood chunks in both my electric and my SnP. I also throw in some RO lump in the electric too.
post #3 of 15
I only get very little smoke ring sometimes, but just started this summer. I read somewhere that aa piece of charcoal can help; something to do with the nitrates I think.
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
yeah, thats what i do. I throw about 2-3 pieces in. and get some really good rings.
post #5 of 15
start off with 6 to 8 charcoal and small handfull of dry chips plug er in and let er rip. i only add wood after smoker reachs temp.
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
And do you soak those chips you put in.?
post #7 of 15
Do NOT soak your chips!!! icon_evil.gif

It just delays the inevitable.......SMOKE!!! biggrin.gif
post #8 of 15
to soak or not to soak good ????????????.
i used to soak and always had some left over and if you forget to dump out the water it gets rank real fast.
i found dry smokes just as well and maybe even a little better flavor in my opionicon_smile.gif
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
That seems to be the general idea around here.

I know when i had my coal smoker, i soaked them beacuse it seemed to cut down on flare ups.
post #10 of 15
Without soaking aren't your chips going to flame faster and produce much less smoke?
post #11 of 15
With chips, possibly yes.....i'm sorry

Dump the chips and use chunks!
Theres not a smoker out there that can't use some form of chunk.
post #12 of 15
go electric no flameups
post #13 of 15
Dry wood on element = fire.
post #14 of 15
I use dry all the time since here, no fire, in a good sealed unit.
post #15 of 15
What he said. /\/\ (soaked wood just takes longer to smoke)
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