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jeffbeer



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10 06 12:12 am    Post subject: Wood vs. Gas Reply with quote

Just curious what method you use the majority of time when smoking.
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mding38926
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10 06 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lump charcoal with wood chunks
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10 06 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kingsford briquettes with wood chunks.
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Johnny



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10 06 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wood with propane burner.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10 06 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gas is for grilling at my place. I use lump charcoal and wood chunks for everything else.
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Jeff T
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10 06 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use mostly charcoal and wood, eather chunks or log depends on what cooker i`m using. I also have the afterburner gas rig for my ecb when i want a quickie. Wink Rolling Eyes The gasser is good for hot smoking. So i guess my answer would be both. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10 06 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff..a quickie??? A log..wood?? Not bad for a Grandpa!! Well, ..soon!! Cool Wink
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CHRIS 1237
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10 06 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wood and gas to light to wood.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30 06 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got gas, but use it to heat up my wood
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30 06 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wood...for everything. Mr. Green
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Mike Lawry
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30 06 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently changed over to lump charcoal in my smoker. (used briquettes for several years. ) Also use wood chunks.

For grilling, Im still a briquettes man.


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Mark H
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01 06 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lump charcoal and wood chunks for smoking, lump for grilling, gas for frying chicken.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01 06 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use 2 to 3 foot maple and apple logs with a propane assist burner.
Diamond Plate Series 50 smoker
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03 06 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At one time I was a wood/charcoal purest, gas was for sissy cooking and no real bbqer worth their salt would ever entertain the notion of cooking with that foul gas.
But I built a new cooker a few months ago in a friends shop and he talked me into putting a gas burner in it for grilling, he said it would not cost much while we were building it.
Boy was he right I still use wood for my smoke, but life is much better with the assistance of a little gas for keeping the temperature leveled out and starting up on a rainy day.


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azmike
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03 06 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use mesquite and pecan wood in my Horizon 20", this works perfect for butts or briskets. For high volume days of steer burgers we cook on gas. Some of my customers do not appreciate true BBQ but love grilled lean beef. Our new grill will be a Holstein with rotisserie (I will do beef quarters!) I am building a portable cookshack on a 16' trailer, the Horizon and Holstein onboard plus Zesty products for retail. Gas is a resonable choice when volume means $$ and you may not predict total output for the day/event. Mike
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Michael B
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03 06 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lump charcoal and chunks if available, chips if not.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13 06 11:41 pm    Post subject: Wood vs. Gas Reply with quote

Lump and wood for smoking; lump with small wood sticks for grilling
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StumpSmoker
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14 06 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wood on the big pit. Lump Charcoal on the three smaller units. Had a gas unit and converted it to charcoal..

I will throw in that if you let the meat drip on a hot surface for smoke then gas comes in a very close second.

But a perfect hardwood fire is hard to beat for flavoring.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16 06 10:22 pm    Post subject: Wood!!!!!!!!! Reply with quote

Wood!!! Stick Burners Rule.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27 06 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

80% white Oak
20% Hickory

Keep the temperature up and dead on with gas.

Works good for 12 hour cooks.
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