Chips, Chunks, or pellets ???

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by hankaye, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Howdy All;

    Am in the process of putting together a 'Mini' WSM.

    Need to think about which size/type of wood for smokein'

    would be best for use in the Smokey Joe ???

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    hank
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hank, morning and welcome to the forum..... Most folks use briquettes or a similar product to provide the heat for their smokers...  Chunks are added for the smoke flavor....  More chunks = more smoke.... more smoke is not always the best thing as it can overpower the flavor of the meat... It is a personal preference thing and can be tinkered with...  different types of wood provide different flavor profiles from very mild to very strong....   Dave
     
  3. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Chunks for me. Varying sizes. Chips burn up to fast.
     
  4. HowdyAll;

    Thanks for the replies.

    When I lived in Se. Ohio (lots of hardwoods to choose from), I was

     a stick burner. What the heck... had 30 acres of the stuff [​IMG]. Id just

    'prune' a 1" branch and chop it up to get some extra smoke.

    Now I'm in Central Utah and ..... well, hickory and most of the rest don't exist here.

    Thanks again,

    hank
     

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