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

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  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

    Ahhh

    No wonder i get long smokes

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  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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