How many cooks can you get out of a rick?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by cromag, May 22, 2013.

  1. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    Running at a temp of 230* on a offset 900 square inch cooker how many smokes can you get out a rick? Two...three? I'm curious cause I am getting a rick and I've never brought that much home before.
  2. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    How many 12-15 hour cooks will one rick of wood last if I cook at 230 degrees on a medium sized offset smoker?
  4. scootermagoo

    scootermagoo Smoking Fanatic

    Face cord?
  5. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    I don't follow??
  6. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    He has about a 1/3 cord of wood and wants to know how long it will last.
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cromag, hello and how are you?

    A Rick will get you appox. 4 smokes of 10-12hrs. depending if you are sealed up or not. This is the main reason I choose to not open the lid as I smoke.

    I'll go back to a theory I have , leaving the lid shut will hold more of the heat,moisture and smoke thus making your cook more efficient and quicker.

    Use your Nose , Eyes  and  Ears to keep track of your cook.  You can see the Blue smoke , smell foul odors in the smoke and hear poping and crackling of the wood as it burns actively , instead of giving you good smoke you want (driving the heat up and burning or ruining your meal).

    Like a house you want to heat-up , open the door and there it goes . . .

    Just sayin' , keep the smoke Blue and as always . . .
  8. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    No wonder i get long smokes

  9. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    1 split per 45 minutes = 16 splits per 12 hour cook, YMMV.
  10. I saw the title and thought "rick" was a friend and you were wondering how many smokes could you get him to do before he gets mad.  [​IMG]

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