wood chunk question for you drum smokers

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by walking dude, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i see you guys, put wood chunks str8 onto the charcoal when starting out the fire.........doens't this just have them going up in flames, eventually?

    How does it smolder......this is why i use a cast iron chip box for my charcoal smokes........it doesn't burst into flame.
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If the charcoal is going strong, I usually end up with flareup... Good question WD.
  3. bbq enthusiast

    bbq enthusiast Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    When using my uds I like to use 4 large pieces of wood I a range the wood so that the wood will catch and smolder at diffrent times of the smoking process. I will leave one piece of wood at the very bottom of the basket, then two pieces half way up the basket on either side. Finally I put one piece in the center. the wood smolders because of the amount of air flowing through the drum. more air=flame=piece of wood burns to fast.
  4. danbury

    danbury Smoking Fanatic

    In my UDS they just smolder when the lid is in place. If you take the lid off, they'll flame up. I do like BBQ Enthusiast does.

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