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How many wood chunks do I need?

medicine man

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I've smoked a couple pork butts that have come out pretty good. I am using an electric smoker and use wood chunks. The chunks seem to last about an hour, therefore, I have been adding 3 chunks per hour, roughly, throughout the entire smoking process. Does this sound like a lot? I read somewhere to start out with three, and not to add any more.
 

johnnyreb

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it all depends on how much smoke flavor you like. if you are interested in cutting down on the usage of chunks 1 per hour should be plenty
 

medicine man

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Thx! Generally, in about an hour the smoke dies down to almost nothing, so I have been adding at that time.
 

johnnyreb

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add another chunk at about the 40-45 min mark, or right before you think the other one will quit smoking so you have a good constant smoke
 

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