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Adding wood chips

sjrsjr Posts: 3
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
How do you add wood chips during the cooking process?  I was smoking a rack of ribs on the grate with the plate setter below.  I couldn't figure out a good/safe way to add more chips.  Anyone have any tips?

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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Once I add in the beginning I never add again.  No easy way, have to lift everything off and throw them in there.  Might want to switch to the actual wood instead of chips and it will smoke more during the cook.  I was at Home Depot the other day and they now have apple and cherry chunks - finally found them.  Only had hickory in the past.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    build the fire with the chips in place, up and down in the center. mix them in as you go.

    i get smoke from chips, chunks, bark, twigs... it's all wood and all good.  one chip may not last as long as a much bigger chunk, but that's not the chip's fault.  you need more chips, equal to whatever your chunks might be.

    none of it will burn more quickly than the other, because there's no flame. it will smolder, even a thin dry chip.

    if you find yourself wanting to add smoke mid cook, you can play the carnival game of dropping the wood down the side and bouncing it onto the fire, or, like i often do, use an oak twig or length of hickory bark (shag bark), or a long thin split, and stab it vertically down and into the fire
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  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376
    Once I add in the beginning I never add again.  No easy way, have to lift everything off and throw them in there.  Might want to switch to the actual wood instead of chips and it will smoke more during the cook.  I was at Home Depot the other day and they now have apple and cherry chunks - finally found them.  Only had hickory in the past.




    Irish,

    If you are looking for some nice wood I ordered some from Fruita Woods http://www.fruitawoodchunks.com/   The wood is beautiful, they cut every order indivualy.  If you order a large 15-17lbs. you can combo up to 3 different woods.  $33.00 delivered

    George

    George
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,818
    I was just going to fruita wood  chunks too. Good stuff.

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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,135
    I use large, baseball sized chunks of the smoke wood.  I space them to engage the fire as it moves out from the middle.


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  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376

    They cut theirs about that size, I happen to like mine a little smaller so I split 'em.  Better that they come too big you can't put 'em back together.

    George

    George
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Thanks gte, I will certainly take a look at this in the future.  
  • EddieK76EddieK76 Posts: 415
    Once I add in the beginning I never add again.  No easy way, have to lift everything off and throw them in there.  Might want to switch to the actual wood instead of chips and it will smoke more during the cook.  I was at Home Depot the other day and they now have apple and cherry chunks - finally found them.  Only had hickory in the past.




    Irish,

    If you are looking for some nice wood I ordered some from Fruita Woods http://www.fruitawoodchunks.com/   The wood is beautiful, they cut every order indivualy.  If you order a large 15-17lbs. you can combo up to 3 different woods.  $33.00 delivered

    George

    Wow, no shipping costs....That's why I've never ordered wood before because it always costs an arm and a leg to get it delivered.  Awesome site that is now bookmarked!
  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
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