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Chips, Chuncks or Pellets?


Smoke Blower
Joined Jan 24, 2007
I currently use chips which I bought for my Smoke Hollow, but now that I am almost finished with the WOPR I was wondering if I should use something different. Waht are the benefits \ downfalls to each? I have had good burns with the chips so far but would chunks or pellets work better in a large volume smoker?

larry maddock

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Sep 27, 2005
in my electric smoker--
sawdust--chips --and pellets work good...
i set chips in tinfoil loaf pan--directly on element--no cover
i get them 4 for a buck-at the dollar store

i used to use metel pie pans--
if my honey spots 1 that i used--
she will throw it away

the chunks only burn/smolder part of the way thru---
even when i dont soak them---

:ic on_mrgreen:


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Dec 14, 2006
yea I'd probably stick with the chips/sawdust for the electrics and even gas burners.......now if you are wood burning or charcoal....then chunks would be okay.......I stick to chips myself.......


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 25, 2007
I like to use chunks& chips for the GOSM gas burner....chips go up pretty quickly,so I like to use a mix of both.


Legendary Pitmaster
Joined Nov 18, 2006
J -

I am not experianced with electric smokers except a cardboard light bulb smoker I used to use and it would seem similar in some respects. I'd stick with dust and chips and maybe very small chunks not much bigger than chips.

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