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Soup and chili

will cooking chili or soup on the egg give the soup a different taste vs the stove top oven?  I've been really wondering out this. I haven't done it yet. 


  • Thatgrimguy
    Thatgrimguy Posts: 4,705
    Yes.  I smoke my chili and my beans in a cast iron DO. Use a heavy smoke like hickory because it doesn't penetrate real well. 
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  • Eggcelsior
    Eggcelsior Posts: 14,414
    There are a few factors to take into account in terms of charcoal and any added smoking wood. Certain brands of charcoal are more "smoke neutral" than other brands and charcoal that has already been used in a cook will have less "flavoring" than unused charcoal. There will be some flavor transferred so it depends on the stew/soup you are making. Chili and beef stew(pretty much anything hearty) are really good with a little smoke flavor but more delicate flavors like potato and leek soup wouldn't be. I'd compare cooking soup on the egg closer to cooking something in the oven vs the stovetop.