Sorry, one more question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by coachwalrich, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. Ok, prepared the brisket and ribs with Jeff's rub...sitting in the fridge

    Have a 8lb brisket and about 4 1/2 pounds of ribs

    Going to put the Brisket on in the AM and the ribs around noon...

    I have a gas Master Forge Vertical Smoker

    My questions:

    1. How much wood chips should I put in the tray?

    2. Do I refill at any point?

    3. Do I have to soak them?

    4. Do I need to put more in when I put the ribs in?

    5. Do I put any water in the water tray?

    Thanks for helping a noob  out.  I am taking picture of the process, so I will post!


  2. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    What kind of chips do you have?
  3. Hickory
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have a stick burner , and don't use chips and such ... but one thing I KNOW you need , and that is . . .Patience.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2014
  5. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    If you aren't accustomed smoked meat, a good rule of thumb is to keep the meat in smoke for about half of its total smoke time. With hickory, I wouldn't do it for any longer than that. Too much smoke can be bad, too little can be dealt with. Add chips as necessary to allow each cut of meat exposure for 50% of its cook time. Water in the tray wouldn't hurt. Brisket and ribs can be susceptible to drying.
  6. Don't know about the rest......BUT

    Don't soak the chips and don't put water in the pan.....if you MUST then maybe a cup or so and that's it.  You want to smoke the food not steam it.

  7. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  8. Thank you again...

    So I have put on the brisket - I have an iGrill  and I just placed the probe on the rack and through the air gate - don't know if I should have done this...

    The Igrill  is reading around 300 degrees, but the temp gauge on the Master Forge is reading between 215-220???
  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Trust I-Grill......

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