Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by dmack, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. dmack

    dmack Smoke Blower

    I have to start by apologizing for this thread. I know there have been other threads on preburning. To be honest I have had a hard time sorting out what applies to me.[​IMG] I use a gosm widebody. I am now using chunks as opposed to chips. I have lump charcoal available. I plan on doing another butt within the next few days, I have decided I like hickory for pork (have used apple and cherry). I do have a little fire pit I can use for preburn. What is the simplest way for me to prepare some hickory chunks for my next smoke? Thanks for your patience.

  2. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Old grills work great. Metal buckets work great, or just a sandy pit works ok.
  3. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Moving to chunks was probably helpful, pre burning would be a total waste of time for your smoker!!
    Keep it simple guys, this isin't rocket science!
  4. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree with bubba, no need to pre-burn using chunks in a GOSM. I think the pre-burn applies more when using wood for fuel/heat source in smaller smokers.
  5. dmack

    dmack Smoke Blower

    I appreciate the quick replies. I really don't want to over complicate things.

  6. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    just soak them for about 20 minutes and they'll do jjust fine
  7. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Another soaker......[​IMG]

    Soaking just slows down the actual process of smoking!!
  8. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Doesn't get much simpler than don't preburn and don't soak. LOL
  9. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Oops, yep, now I see. GOSM...

    Ignore my previous comment, I assumed you were using an offset of some type.
  10. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I plan on a pre burn thursday nite for fridays smoke. I have a tractor rim and a grate that will set on top. So I will get a good fire going let her die down a bit place the grate on top and put the wood on. Then I think get the burnt wood into one of them ash buckets with a lid for fireplaces and just put the lid on. (Oh I can just here them now put a lid on it white clod.) WGAF
  11. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't know how much room there is where the chunks go since I don't have a GOSM but I have found with my Afterburner if I put the chunk container over in a corner of the firebox away from the flame I have alot more control over the smoke. I did not have much luck with the juice can in the cutout right over the burner. The chunks flamed up pretty quickly -- even when it was topped with foil. But if I put the can on top of the grate and just adjusted its proximity to the fire I could get nice thin smoke without flameups.

    Hope this helps.

  12. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You have nothing to appologize for btw. This site is here for people to ask questions.
  13. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good luck Dmack. Like Bubba and Fat Back said. This leaves more time to sip a cold one.
  14. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    D if we didn't ask qustions how would we learn never feel bad for asking.
  15. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Chunks are in the house...

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