Dry wood chips or soaked??

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by easttexsmoker, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. easttexsmoker

    easttexsmoker Newbie

    Ive heard it's better to have dry wood chips than soaked chips. Wich is better for my electric smoker?? I'm trying dry right this moment and it's doing pretty good. Just wondering what everyone thought on this subject??
  2. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  3. easttexsmoker

    easttexsmoker Newbie

    Thanks for the info and glad to be here.
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    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

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  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    HOWDY!!!  [​IMG]  I soak them myself, but that's just me! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2011
  6. I say, try both and report back to us! [​IMG]
  7. easttexsmoker

    easttexsmoker Newbie

    Thanks fellas, I tryed dry and it didn't seem to smoke long so i guess i'll try soaking them next time. By the way I'm Zach and i love to smoke different meats for my friends and i'm really liking this place. Lots of good info and seems to be lots of good folks.
  8. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome!  I haven't been here long, but have learned alot.  Remember the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked.  Many great people here willing to share thier wealth of knowledge.  looking forward to your first q-view.  happy smoking

  9. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I soak mine for 30 minutes and it works well for me. I look at it this way, wet wood always smokes more then dry wood,
  10. easttexsmoker

    easttexsmoker Newbie

    What is a q view if yall dont mind me asking??
  11. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That would be pics of what you smoked so all of us can wipe some dribble. [​IMG]
  12. easttexsmoker

    easttexsmoker Newbie

    well i can do that, that sounds awesome!
  13. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I agree that chips burn too fast, so I went to Chunks.  As far as Wet or Dry, I have used dry but Meateater got me wanting to try a 24 hr, soak on some Hickory soon...JJ
  14. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    i used to rely mainly on soaked chips, with the occasional soaked chunks, but the last few smokes i've done were with dry chunks and I liked my results.
  15. easttexsmoker

    easttexsmoker Newbie

    I soaked my chunks for about 3 hours and then put them on and really liked the results. They seem to have smoked A LOT longer than when i used dry. So thanks for all the good tips, I'm hooked on this website!
  16. tiki guy

    tiki guy Smoking Fanatic

    I have tried um both ways ...and I have a spin on  it ( to add to the confusion..sorry)   I found dry = good smoke but kinda quick   THEN     soaked fer 30 mins before , nice constant smoke BUT took a while ta get a goin in mine     SO   I tried this ( sure Y'all may laugh )    I get them going dry ...and THEN   open the bottom door and spritz um a bit with a atomizer water bottle.........lottsa smoke and last a long time , don't loose to much heat cause the bottom door is a quick hit and I do it fast .....
  17. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I do both...My favorite is to use green wood..
  18. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    I have done well with dry but I occasionally soak some overnight in Red Wine. Not sure how much difference it makes but I like the thought of Red Wine smoke.

    Remember [​IMG]
  19. easttexsmoker

    easttexsmoker Newbie

    I heard it wasn't good to use green wood?? heard it made your meat taste "Green" i guess you would say? I may be totaly wrong about this, it was just hear say?? anybody know??
  20. smokinal

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

    I think the majority use dry chips or chunks, but you should try it both ways & decide for yourself.

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