quick help question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by sbv32, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. sbv32

    sbv32 Fire Starter

    don't have time to search but my hickory chunks keep catching on fire......and it doesn't look like much smoke is being produced. what can I do to stop that or do I not need to worry.

    Doing a boston for pulled pork.

    Thanks,
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    preburn them on top of some lump... what type smoker?
     
  3. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    9x9 cake pan just a cheap steel one from the dollar store, put in the chunks, cover with aluminum foil, poke bout 3 ta 5 holes in the foil. After the smoke dies way off, take the foil off an shake the pan a bit, will smoke more after that. Way I do it.
     
  4. sbv32

    sbv32 Fire Starter

    its an off set new braunfield. I did a preburn but everytime i put the hickory in there it catches file because its so damn hott :)

    I will try the foil method
     
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ahhh maybe too hot? Preburn and foil outgha do the trick..and how much lump ya running? Grate temps?
     
  6. sbv32

    sbv32 Fire Starter

    um still new at this but my grate temp inside my smoker next to my port is 230 - 250
     
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's pretty nominal... how's the smoke look now?
     

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