MES 40 soak wood chips or not

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by krirish99, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. krirish99

    krirish99 Newbie

    Should I soak my wood chips or not? I have always left them dry but it seems like they dont last very long
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Some do, some don't.

    I would try both ways & decide for yourself.
     
  3. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    what Al said.....I used to be a soaker, now dry chunks (not chips) if I'm not using the AMNS. I think, regardless of the unit used, chips/chunks need some monitoring and more added if needed.
     
  4. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I tried it both ways after I got my MES a couple of years ago. I couldn't tell much differnce. One thing I did start doing was useing some Royal Oak lump in the chip pan along with wood chips. Seemed to give a better smoke ring.
     
  5. With wood chips they definitely will last longer wet (Damp)

    I mix them with a little water in a bucket just so they are damp to the touch. You mite even use a spray bottle and mist a bottom layer put some more chips in and then mist again. then i mix.

    You only want damp.

    Karl
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I tried it when I got my first MES.

    Then I tried it without.

    Didn't see any difference.

    Then I got an A-MAZE-N-SMOKER, and smoked "Happily Ever After".

    The End

    Bear
     
  7. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wet chips help to create creosote.

    Try it both ways like Al suggested.

    TJ
     
  8. krirish99

    krirish99 Newbie

    Creosote is not what I want correct?
     
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    That is correct.
     

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