Fuel for Smoking

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by smokeydrewsky, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Gas (or propane) + Wood

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  2. Gas (or propane) + Wood + Charcoal (to supplement wood)

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  3. Charcoal + Wood

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  4. Lump Charcoal + Wood

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  5. Lump Charcoal Only

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  6. Wood Only

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  7. Electricity + Wood

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  8. Electricity + Wood + Charcoal (to supplement wood)

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  1. Hi everyone... I'm trying to guage the best or most commonly used practices for fuel used in smoking. This is more just out of curiousity and to get a feel for the general composition of this crowd.

    Thanks for participating!
  2. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    RO lump as the main fuel, Wood chunks for the flavor.
  3. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Maple Leaf or Basques lump with hunks of wood for extra flavour. Once in a while I'll do something on my gasser with maple wood chips in the smoker box.
  4. ohm

    ohm StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    I choose Charcoal + Wood but tend to mix it up. I like using pure wood but I do go through a good amount making the coals and heck making a fire is fun. The price of lump is a bit high in this area and I only like lump that is real wood and not scraps of construction material. So over all I would say Wood>Charcoal + Wood>Lump + Wood.
  5. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have found that for my UDS RO lump works the best, lasts the longest, is easiest to control the temps, and has the least amount of ash. A 10 lb bag seems to last twice as long as a bag of Kingsford.
  6. hdsmoke

    hdsmoke Smoking Fanatic

    What he said. With cherry being my all-around wood...maybe some oak or hickory added in depending on whats smokin.
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Electricity and wood chunks - Apple - Pecan - Cherry - Hickory so far
  8. jpp

    jpp Newbie

    i havent done much smoking be for but what i have done was elec/wood chips. i have an old lil chief and have only tried hickory and applewood.
  9. RO lump plus wood. Usually Pecan, sometimes Hickory.
  10. I use ONLY wood. And what Is left after a cook is placed in a place it's own and I use it for my lump cache.Cheaper and I don't get a bag of dust!!!And charcoal brickettes-'forget about it'.I have to breathe Petrol -by- products, I don't want to have to eat them too!!![​IMG]
  11. smokeguy

    smokeguy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Electricity and wood chunks, along with charcoal for that little bit more of a smoke-ring I sometimes get is what I prefer most of the time.
  12. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like burning all wood the best. Second would be briquettes and wood in the WSM.
  13. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I am a charcoal & lump man. The wood is for the smokey flavor.
  14. mgnorcal

    mgnorcal Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Electric with lump, and wood chunks as needed for smoke.
    Convenient and gives great flavor and smoke ring.
  15. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use Kingsford Comp and wood in the UDS and propane and wood in the SnP.

    Although I may have to do a charcoal smoke in the SnP one of these days for old times sake. [​IMG]

  16. hemi

    hemi Smoking Fanatic

    Charcoal and walnut works for us...
  17. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I always run straight wood, sometimes use a chimney of lump to get things go'n. I also burn wood in my WSM, just gotta chunk it up more, but works great.
  18. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    to bad I can not vote twice, I have a propane smoker at my house, but at my sons house a charcoal smoker
  19. r 12

    r 12 Newbie

    Start off with white oak and then mix oak and hickory
  20. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm a lump and wood chunk kind of gal if we are talking about the Egg. When it comes to the Klose it's all wood.

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