Quick and easy way to soak chips

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by prudentsmoker, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. prudentsmoker

    prudentsmoker Fire Starter

    I realized I had not soaked my chips and the smoker was ready to go. I used jar sealer for my vacuum sealer and it worked like a charm! I know this because the water level dropped two inches in a couple of minutes indicating the chips were absorbing the water.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2013
  2. IMHO it does no good to smoke chips. The water makes steam not smoke. The chips have to dry out before the can smoke. You will see the steam coming out.

    Happy smoken.

  3. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    :yeahthat: The fastest way I have found is to not soak at all!
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2013
  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is actually a neat idea.  Thank you for sharing that. BUT.....I don't soak them any longer either.  

  5. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Don't soak.... can contribute to excess creosote and it won't smoke until it dries out.

    Whomever came up with the idea of soaking wood should be...[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2013
  6. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's cool! Science finds it's way into the darnedest things. You can also use the same principles for marinating and brining, though I'm guessing you already knew that.
  7. prudentsmoker

    prudentsmoker Fire Starter

    Thanks for the heads up.

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