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Wood Chunks vs Chips

HueyDriverHueyDriver Posts: 2
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
Which is better to use in the Egg, wood chunks or chips, or does it matter?

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  • JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 338
    Where is Stike when we need him..

    HueyDriver it's all the same bro.
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Doesn't matter.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 24,976
    Doesn't matter.
    +1
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  • BigGreenDaveBigGreenDave Posts: 149
    edited August 2012
    chips or chunks doesn't matter.  just use the same amount of chips as chunk wood, and you'd be fine.



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  • chips, chunks, etc.  it's all good.  no need to soak them either

  • jay75jay75 Posts: 153

    chips or chunks doesn't matter.  just use the same amount of chips as chunk wood, and you'd be fine.



    Listen to big green Dave.
  • PhiliciousPhilicious Posts: 339
    Wood is wood
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,261
    Not an expert, but I've found chips will tend to flare a little more than chunks when the dome is opened. As long as it is closed, there does not seem to be difference, as Phillicious noted above, wood is wood.
    Once you get the wood on the fire, keep the dome closed and chunks or chips perform about the same, at least with hickory I've used. 
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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    Not an expert, but I've found chips will tend to flare a little more than chunks when the dome is opened. As long as it is closed, there does not seem to be difference, as Phillicious noted above, wood is wood.
    Once you get the wood on the fire, keep the dome closed and chunks or chips perform about the same, at least with hickory I've used. 
    +1 thats the only difference i've noticed with any wood used , keeping the dome closed is key 
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  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,447
    Listen to both BGD and HCE. They speak the truth. In fact there are few others that match their level of knowledge.
  • I use both. If I see chips that I would like to try I buy them and the same goes for chunks. I place chips as stated in earlier posts in similar quantity to if I were using chunks. So as the fire moves out a little bit the unused portion gets smoking.
  • I have used them both and they both work. When I first tried using chunks and it seemed to me that chunks didn't burn up as quick as chips.  So I have continued using chunks.
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