How Much Wood?

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Fire Starter
Original poster
Jul 2, 2007
Crossroads, Tx
I am a relatively new owner of a char grill smoker. I will be smoking several chickens on Saturday. My question is how much wood should I placee on my lump charcoal? I will be using mesquite wood chips. I have about 4 pounds. Thanks for your help.

Hi Andrew -

I don't know which Char Grill you have but in general terms you want only enough wood to make a tiny wisps of smoke not billowing clouds. I'd start with 2 or 3 chunks and see what you get. You may not see much that's good.If you see alot that's bad! is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.