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Chunks or Chips?

I'm curious as to,which you guys prefer; chunks or chips for smoking.

Also wet or dry?
Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,363
    Dry chunks for me.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
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  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,599
    It depends what you're cooking
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,037
    Dry chunks



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  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,599
    And dry
  • Dry chunks 
    Large BGE 2013, Minimax 2018 
    Cedar table
    Burlington, Ontario 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,013
    Dry chunks.  Occasionally dry chips.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,276
    Depends.  For example, I use chunks to smoke ribs, then add chips after saucing for fresh burst of smoke.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,709
    Dry chips.  

    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • 1voyager1voyager Posts: 413
    Dry chunks.
    Somewhere in Colorado
    LBGE, PGS A40 Gasser
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,826
    I’m like Deion Sanders. Both. 
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,706
    Both. Couple chunks in the middle and chips scattered around.

    Rowlett, Texas

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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,945
    Only chunks. I use a hatchet if I want small chunks/splinters 
  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 682
    Dry chunks. Fist size preferred.
    Michiana, South of the border.
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,370
    Dry chunks.

    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • I like chunks of potato with roasts and chips of potatoes to snack on.  Thanks for asking.  I hope this helps.
    Flint, Michigan
  • etherdomeetherdome Posts: 303
    I haven’t found a use for chips. Dry chunks. 
    Upstate SC
    Large BGE
  • JMCXLJMCXL Posts: 1,034
    Dry chunks works the best for my
    Northern New Jersey
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,624
    Yes and dry.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 3,700
    Chunks from my wood pile
    Visalia, Ca
  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,293
    Either cook dependent. 

    Always dry. 
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,229
    Chips and chunks......and I'll dunk them in some water right before I throw them on just so I'm not in a smoke cloud as I set things up.  Buys me about a minute.
  • Dry chunks. Hickory for most meats.
    Tampa Bay, Florida
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,945
    I’m like Bruce Jenner. Both. 
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,826
    I’m like Bruce Jenner. Both. 
    Both what?
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,591

    This stuff is pretty cheap and great flavor when used in moderation.
    Austin, TX
  • PlutoniumPlutonium Posts: 127
    Dry chunks. Typically have pecan, cherry, and apple on hand. Occasionally oak when I visit Texas. 
    Albuquerque, NM - LBGE and an old rusted gasser that I use for accessory storage.

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 27,873
    Chunky chips.  Or chippy chunks.  I'm easy.
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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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