Old Smokey wood question

Discussion in 'Grilling Tips' started by newbsmoke, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. newbsmoke

    newbsmoke Fire Starter

    Hello everyone,

    Ive been lurking on this forum for sometime and finally decided and made my smoker purchase.  I got a dry rub recipe from here and I currently have my first smoked meat in the smoker.   Here is my question.  From everything I read I could not find how much wood chips to use.  According to the manufacturer manual they said dont soak them in water and only use a handful.  Its been about 45 minutes and i opened up the smoker and I can smell the smoke but not see it.  Is this ok?  Thanks all!!!!
  2. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What are you smoking and what kind of smoker? I use dry hunks for smoking. If your chips have turned to coals and you can smell the smoke, that is the best smoke. If your chips have turned to ashes you maybe smelling the smoke they produced. If you have ashes add more chips otherwise let it ride for a while and recheck.

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