Smoking wood

Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by osprey2, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. osprey2

    osprey2 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Hi all

    I came across this site whilst searching for a wood supplier.

    Has anyone used them before, have a good selection of wood chips.

    http://www.thesmokewoodcompany.com

    Dave
     
  2. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Dave.

    That looks an interesting site. It threw me for a minute as it appeared that they were giving it away (cost £0.00) until you add it to the basket. They appear to have a good variety of wood types (including Mesquite for Danny). Not sure about the price though at £30 for 5Kg for most of their woods. I tend to use pellets these days (£50-£60 for 27 Kg) but it would probably be worth getting some real wood chunks in for those "special" smokes.

    If you give them a try please let us know how you get on.

    Cheers

    Wade
     
  3. paul stephen

    paul stephen Newbie

    do you use pellets the same as wood wade 
     
  4. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Paul

    I find pellets very versatile but I do use both. The pellets are good for both hot and cold smoking whereas the wood is really only suitable for hot. Here are the pellet in use today in a similar way to using wood chunks for a hot smoke.


    Mesquite on the left and hickory on the right

    Here is a close up of the snake in the 26" with Mesquite before adding the primer lit briquettes. This is my usual setup for low temperature smoking when i'm not using the IQ. 


    These will maintain a cooking temperature of 115 C and provide constant smoke for 6-8 hours.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014
  5. paul stephen

    paul stephen Newbie

    thanks very informative 
     
  6. Hello Dave.  I get all my chips from those folks.  They are not always cheapest BUT I can usually get everything I want from one company and save on shipping.  Keep Smoking!

    Danny
     
  7. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Danny - those chips that you had as the summer meeting looked great.

    Paul - If Danny got them from these folks then they are certainly worth buying.
     
  8. paul stephen

    paul stephen Newbie

    thanks guys jist checked out the site
     
  9. osprey2

    osprey2 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Cheers Danny, I'm expecting a freebie to trial, for a proQ cold smoke generator
     
  10. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Dave - One of these?


    I bought one a few years ago and used it for a while but in the end found I was rather disappointed with it. It would only take fine sawdust and it was hard to reliably keep it alight for any length of time. In cooler damp conditions (i.e. overnight) if would regularly go out and was just not reliable. Sadly it is now sitting on my shelf gathering dust. Maybe you will have more luck with it than I did.

    Before that I tried one if the Smoke Daddy cylinder generators (then sold under the name of "Porky Pa") however that used to clog up every time it was used.


    Finally I then moved across to an AMNPS type generator and found that it works like a dream - reliable and produces lots of good smoke.


    Please let us know how you get on with the ProQ
     
  11. osprey2

    osprey2 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Yes thats the one. I get on great with it, find it does a great job, 10 hour burn no worries.

    Six hour smoke on some cheese and black peppercorns.

    They have just brought out a new larger version.

    People on sausagemaking.org swear by them.

    Main problem is keeping the temperature low to cold smoke. I hope the sample they re sending me is fine enough, plum smoked brie sounds nice.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014
  12. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dave - it is great that you are getting on well with yours.

    I often used to swear by it too - but that was when I used to go out to the smoker in the morning only to find that it had gone out hours before - LOL
     

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