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Re-using Smoking chips/chunks

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by micklouie, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Does anyone have an opinion for using burnt chips in the smoker. I have left over chips that didn't burn up in the smoking process. Do you think is a waste or can this been re-used?

    They seem to have some good smoke still left in them.

    I hate throwing stuff away.


  2. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I'd say it depends on how long they've been sitting, I've used what was left in my chip box and added some fresh chips to it, but that was just 2 days later, and i didn't have any issues.
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I guess you can re-use them if their not totoally burnt. Heck give it shot but I always just dump them and go on.
  4. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    As far as I know, as long as they still work----Do It!
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Give it a shot - if you don't like the way they smell or burn dump them out - ya really got nothing to loose
  6. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    when I've used chunks or large charcoal, I just "put out" what didn't burn with a bit of water and waste not, want not.