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When do you add the chips?

 
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Dockman



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PostPosted: Dec 15 2012    Post subject: When do you add the chips? Reply with quote

Likt the tittle says at what point do you add your wood chips to the fire? I always get my smoker heated up to temp and then put the meat on and add the wood chips at the same time which will bring the temp back down. I can't help but wonder if I should be adding the wood chips before I put meat on to let temp recover? Or maybe start off with the temp say 50 degrees higher then what I need it at?
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PostPosted: Dec 15 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dockman

I use small fist sized chunks instead of chips.
They last longer.

It doesn't matter too much when you add wood.
Just keep your temps under control.

I add wood off & on through the whole cook.
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PostPosted: Dec 15 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

I generally add some when I'm starting the fire. When it gets up to temp. I add the meat. After that I add more when I need to add fuel to the fire.
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PostPosted: Dec 15 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dockman, I don't know what you are cooking on.
But if you are referring to the "Minion Method" then I mix chunks in with the charcoal.
If it is a kettle, I throw one on about every hour or so for the first 3.
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PostPosted: Dec 15 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would love to post a few photo's but either I don't know how or I needmore post before I can.
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PostPosted: Dec 15 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

I smoked a whole chicken and a pork loin this afternoon.
Jarhead wrote:
Dockman, I don't know what you are cooking on.
But if you are referring to the "Minion Method" then I mix chunks in with the charcoal.
If it is a kettle, I throw one on about every hour or so for the first 3.
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PostPosted: Dec 15 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dockman wrote:
Would love to post a few photo's but either I don't know how or I needmore post before I can.


You need to upload images to the web, using a freebie hosting service photobucket, Imageshack, Flickr or on your own hosting. Make sure the images are not bigger than 650 px on the longest side, or I'll cut them back to links.

Once they are loaded on the web hosting program, you can copy and paste the [img] tags that the hosting site generates for you, or grab the URL and fit it into the [Img] button tags on the top of every "post a reply" form.

Hope that helps you out?
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