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How much wood

shorty

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Hiw much wood do you pput in your wood pan for smoking. I will mostly be using wood chunks just about fist size or smaller. Should I fill the pan or just use a couple at a time?
 

meowey

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If I remember, you have a GOSM. I would put one fist size chunk in the box. Two if they are smaller. Hope this helps.

Take care, have fun, and do good!

Regards,

Meowey
 

vulcan75001

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I would use only a couple at a time...you want a nice gentle smoke...
 

oillogger

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I start with one large and one smaller chunk along with 2-3 chips to start with thinking that the chips will start smoking first. Once every 1 to 1-1/2 hours I will add a medium size chunk.
 

keywesmoke

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I have a gas ecb, and put two chunks in because I like a strong smoke flavor.
 

deejaydebi

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I put 2 or 3 fist size or close chunks but my fists are propably alot smaller.
 

cheech

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Sort of depends on what you are smoking and what type of wood.
 

low'n'slow

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When I saw the title of this thread ("How much wood"), my initial reaction was to post "could a woodchuck chuck..."


Instead, I'll ask a question: I've got an MES and have been using wood chips and adding more every 30 to 45 minutes. Would using bigger hunks - I've seen people referring to fist-sized pieces - work better? I assume they'd reduce the frequency with which I have to add more wood.
 

keywesmoke

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low n slow, I'm panting waiting for the delivery of my mes and apparently the thing to do is put a cast iron skillet on the element and put chunks in that.
 

deejaydebi

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Low & Slow -

They last longer and tend to smolder nice and slow. I've gotten by with just adding once or twice in a 6 to 8 hour smoke.

If you look at thr wod pan you can see 2 hunks of wood about the size of 3 inch 2x4's . These lasted me about 4 hours.


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low'n'slow

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I think you'll enjoy the MES. It has its own wood tray and hopper, though. Would there be an advantage to doing it with a cast iron skillet on the element?
 

keywesmoke

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apparently, or it wouldn't be an issue. I guess the wood tray doesn't fit chunks, or doesn't get hot enough.
 

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