Chunks vs Chips

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by rdknb, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have always used chips in my gas smoker ( Brinkman Vertical Propane Smoker).  I needed more and ordered chunks my mistake. I was wondering if anyone has or does us chunks in a propane smoker.  I am thinking if should still work.  Heat is heat, but was wondering??
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2012
  2. big andy a

    big andy a Smoking Fanatic

    I use a mix of both, the chips get smoking faster and burn out then the chunks take over.  If I have too many chunks I always can get out the hatchet to make some chips.

    It seems to work for me.

    Good luck,

  3. harleysmoker

    harleysmoker Smoking Fanatic

    I like to use both also. I put some chips in to get the smoke going quicker and have some larger chunks that catch up after. If the chunks are too big I just get my hatchet and split them up smaller.
  4. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use both as well
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Same here! Both, but mostly chunks.
  6. scooper

    scooper Smoking Fanatic

    Yes, what they all said.

    I prefer chunks in my gasser.  They last much longer.  Sometimes I find a wood I want and it is only available in chips. 
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Like everyone else here is saying I have been using both for years now.

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