Newbie? How big should the wood chuncks be?

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by uno676, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. How big of pieces of wood should i use in a propane smoker?
  2. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No set rule, but I usually use 2 to 3 inch pieces.
  3. Thanks, I just wasn't sure
  4. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    About the size of your fist, course I have a large fist, so my chunks might be larger than your chunks[​IMG], but I think you get the idea.
  5. grampyskids

    grampyskids Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Smetimes I notice a lack of smoke over a long period, so I just turn them over to a fresh side and it works.
  6. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    i use a combination of smaller and larger and sawdust
    especially when I smoking at lower temp. the dust give me smoke sooner
    then the smaller chunks, then the bigger ones. I can get a good 4-5 hour of smoke in my GOSM using this method.
  7. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I keep both on hand. I like the smaller ones for light smoking and the larger type for long smokes. Try some of each and take notes of smoke quantity / duration from different sizes..

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