soaking wood

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by hatchett, May 25, 2008.

  1. hatchett

    hatchett Newbie

    do you soak your wood and if so how long?
     
  2. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    no it's a waste of time,there's a post on here somewhere that gives a basic
    scientific equation of how the wood will not absorb the water.

    mark
     
  3. I use chunks in my Chargriller and I don't see a need in soaking them. I rarely have them flame up on me and they will smolder for a along time.


    Steve
     
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  5. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't soak, I cover my 9x9 pan with aluminum foil an after the smoke starts ta slow down, pull the foil off. Don't have any flareups thata way.
     
  6. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    i have always soaked my chunks with no ill effects..i guess it's just whatever teases your monkey
     
  7. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    no soak here.............dry all the way...........
     
  8. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    I dont soak. And I dont understand all this talk about flareup. In my chargriller, my goal is to maintain a small clean burning fire. Notice the words "burning fire". Not smoldering, clean burning. How ya gonna do that with wet wood? Sometimes I dont even see smoke but man can I taste it!
     

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