Reusing wood?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by nomorecoop, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. nomorecoop

    nomorecoop Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I typically use wood chunks in my smoker. On a short smoke, such as country style ribs, I have a significant part of the chunk remaining.

    Can you reuse the unused wood?

    Thanks!!!!!
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sure! Bet you get the thinnest blue ya ever seen with it too :{)
     
  3. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Gots to agree w/ Mr Richtee. I do it all the time. After the smoke, use some tongs to get the chunk out and up it in some water to kill the embers. Let it dry out, then reuse.
     
  4. Worse situation is that you have homemade lump coal.
     
  5. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Excellent point! [​IMG] And you still get the "flavor" of the wood.
     
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Shouldn't hurt a thing! Just did a good preburn is all! [​IMG]
     
  7. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I always reuse my coals of wood all the time...............nice thin blue smoke............
     
  8. master_dman

    master_dman Meat Mopper

    Yep.

    I use fireplace tongs.. dip it into a bucket of water, and save it for later.
     
  9. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    TH<:
    I just know I'm going to regret this, but I have to ask, what is a "Homer Bucket"?
    Jimbo
     
  10. nomorecoop

    nomorecoop Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Homer Bucket = Home Depot 5 gallon bucket
     

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