How much wood for a 6.5lb pork butt on MES?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dalba, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. dalba

    dalba Newbie

    Just put my first butt in the smoker. Need some help please. How much wood should I use? What intervals should I add more wood?
     
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    A palm full of chips at a time is plenty. as long as you can smell the smoke you are smoking , That said , when i used chips, i was adding a palm full every 45 min or so.

     Check into the AMNPS. You can get 8 - 10 hrs of smoke from one fill.
     
  3. dalba

    dalba Newbie

    So do you keep smoking for the whole cook time or just the first few hours. I have an AMNPS but it would always burn out even with chip loader halfway out so I stopped using it for now.
     
  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    if i have meat in the smoker it is getting smoke.
     
  5. Same here  ^^
     

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