Okay, so I've joined this site to hopefully get some answers, as asking my books aloud never seems to work too well. Earlier today, I made some really good hot dogs. It was so good my mouth is still watering just thinking about them. The thing is, my smoker was out of wood chips (bad planning on my part, I admit), and I was forced to add liquid smoke to achieve the smoky flavor. I know, its heresy, but it was actually pretty good. I am determined, however, to actually smoke them next time. The question I had, however, was how long should I smoke them for to achieve the same flavor as two-three teaspoons of liquid smoke? Is there some sort of conversion factor? I know liquid smoke is just condensed smoke vapor, but even so I wonder how much I should leave it in the smoker for to get the same flavor, as the balance between the smoke and spices was perfect.