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when to add wood chips

CAEggFanCAEggFan Posts: 31
edited 10:05AM in EggHead Forum
When is the best time to add wood chips when starting fire? Say i'm going to sear a steak at 700deg. should I add chips at start or wait till grill is at 700 then add chips?

thanks!

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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    I add them when I load my lump. Then light.
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  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Chips? Right before you put the food on.
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    I can't say I've used chips, but chunks get mixed in with the lump before lighting. That way it doesn't matter which direction the fire burns.

    Like Molly said :)
  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    On a steak, I usually throw a handfull on right when I add the steak. At 700, those chips aren't going to last very long.
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