what do you soak your wood in.

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by coyote, May 31, 2008.

  1. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    remember this a smoking meat forum.

    for those that soak chips, wood and pellets. what have you soaked them in to bring another flavor to the TBS.
    I was talking with a tribesman last night, and he told me that his favorite smoke was to get a large bottle of tobasco sauce, a bag of hickory chips pour the sauce on to the chips and let them soak 24 hours. then when he is ready to use them he put them around the edge of the coals are in to a foil wrap with a small hole for gas. he said he just loved that flavor. sounded interesting and thought that I would share the thought..
    gaads, it will be snoped and not true..

    I would imagine that beer has gotten many chips drunker then a boiled owl..

    I am not sure, But I seem to recall seeing a bag of chips some time ago from tabasco made from their aging barrels.
  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Non soaker.....
  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I'm boring if I soak its plain ole water
  5. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    I guees you all have been asked this before.

    Do you use the stick wood with the bark on it?

    do you remove the bark before it goes into the smoker?

    what do you use the bark for if you remove it?
  6. I'm a non-soaker too.
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I used to soak-lately I don't-water if I do.
  8. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic


  9. seaham358

    seaham358 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    used to use water, now I don't soak.. I don't notice a difference not soaking.
  10. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't soak here either.
  11. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Non soaker - but tabasco??? hummm, perhaps worth a try..Lots of chili heads in my casa...
  12. sometimes I soak , sometimes not. experiment with both ! Logic tells me that soaked wood will produce steam before smoke , maybe a little added moisture is good, but eventually it will all be fuel !
  13. fred420

    fred420 Meat Mopper

    i use water to soak my chips but i add herbs and spices..does it make a difference?? i think so..smells great too.......
  14. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yup Fred I love and practice aromatherapy-and really like to play with flavors.
  15. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I soak mine in air. [​IMG]

    Just kidding . . . no soak.

  16. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Anything good enough to soak my head in is good enough for the chips.
  17. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I use air. ;{)
  18. That's a good one Richtee![​IMG]
  19. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Non-soaker. Just takes longer to generate smoke if the chips are wet. Why use wet chips. The chips have to dry out in the first place to start smoking. You're just generating steam until the wood dries out.

    To the bark/no bark: with bark (I too am not going to take the time to remove it), unless it comes off when splitting cherry or apple.
  20. Complete newb here, but wouldn't a combination of soaked and dry be the best of both worlds? The dry stuff would start to smoke right away and the wet stuff would start to smoke later on after it dries out. So in theory wouldn't the smoke last longer? [​IMG]

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