So how do you guys get your smoke going.??

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by tbone2k, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. tbone2k

    tbone2k Smoke Blower

    Last weekend i tried just cranking the temp up all the way to get the wood going. Also threw in a couple pieces of charcoal to help with the ring.

    But, i was thinking about trying out soaked wood chips tomorrow when i smoke. I used soaked chips in my coal smoker. but, now that i have an electric one i have not tried soaking.

    What do you all do.?
     
  2. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use dry wood chunks in both my electric and my SnP. I also throw in some RO lump in the electric too.
     
  3. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I only get very little smoke ring sometimes, but just started this summer. I read somewhere that aa piece of charcoal can help; something to do with the nitrates I think.
     
  4. tbone2k

    tbone2k Smoke Blower

    yeah, thats what i do. I throw about 2-3 pieces in. and get some really good rings.
     
  5. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    start off with 6 to 8 charcoal and small handfull of dry chips plug er in and let er rip. i only add wood after smoker reachs temp.
     
  6. tbone2k

    tbone2k Smoke Blower

    And do you soak those chips you put in.?
     
  7. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Do NOT soak your chips!!! [​IMG]

    It just delays the inevitable.......SMOKE!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    to soak or not to soak good ????????????.
    i used to soak and always had some left over and if you forget to dump out the water it gets rank real fast.
    i found dry smokes just as well and maybe even a little better flavor in my opion[​IMG]
     
  9. tbone2k

    tbone2k Smoke Blower

    That seems to be the general idea around here.

    I know when i had my coal smoker, i soaked them beacuse it seemed to cut down on flare ups.
     
  10. superdave

    superdave Smoking Fanatic

    Without soaking aren't your chips going to flame faster and produce much less smoke?
     
  11. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    With chips, possibly yes.....i'm sorry

    Dump the chips and use chunks!
    Theres not a smoker out there that can't use some form of chunk.
     
  12. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    go electric no flameups
     
  13. superdave

    superdave Smoking Fanatic

    Dry wood on element = fire.
     
  14. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use dry all the time since here, no fire, in a good sealed unit.
     
  15. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    What he said. /\/\ (soaked wood just takes longer to smoke)
     

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