Wood in the GOSM

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by cconk454, May 31, 2008.

  1. cconk454

    cconk454 Fire Starter

    So my dad just sent me a box filled with Alder logs, so I broke out the ax and started chopping them up into little pieces. While I was doing this I was noticing that they were bone dry. Which leads me to my question. Do you guys like to soak your wood before you smoke or do you think that this is just an extra step the you don't need. I would like to stretch my wood as far as it can go because it is not cheap to get it to San Diego???
  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You'll get a million opinions on this ...
    Wet wood just takes longer to start smoking.
    Try dry chips in a pan or chip box and go from there! [​IMG]
  3. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My experience with soaked wood in my GOSM is that they smolder more than smoke. I use dry wood. 1 fist sized chunk in the wood pan will smoke for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. As long as you can smell the smoke, it's working.

    Hope this helps!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If the pieces are pretty small, you might try soaking them, if there not too small, I'd just go with the flow.
  5. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    i dont soak wood either, i also do not use green wood. just well seasoned wood and i get good results.
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Simply, Nope.

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