What is preferred pellets, chunks or sawdust ?

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by bang4dabuck, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Or does it depend what you are smoking ?
     
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I think it depends on what kind of smoker you have.
    When I had my Electric Brinkman Gourmet I used chips and small chunks, now that I use an sNp I use large chunks that I cut to size myself.
     
  3. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    I use sawdust only for cold smoking

    pellets and chunks for warm smoke

    that is how I use them [​IMG]
     
  4. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i'm a watt burner and use chips just depends on what you use for heat[​IMG]
     
  5. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When I had the Amerique I used small chunks 1x2 ish
     
  6. Royal Oak. Thought it would depend on where the heat was coming from.

    I found a place that seems cheap for pellets if you can measure smoke by the pound. Not sure about the shipping costs though. They got Alder, Apple, Cherry, Pecan.

    http://www.barbecuewood.com/-strse-1...lbs/Detail.bok
     
  7. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You might want to experiment a bit before buying a bunch...pellets burn quick.
     
  8. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use dust, chips and chunks with my electric's and chunks only in the ECB
     
  9. Anyone know how they burn in a Big Kahuna??
     
  10. nickelmore

    nickelmore Smoking Fanatic

    I have a homemade "kahuna type" generator and use a combination of pellets and chips.

    What I do is make alternating layers, about 1/2 to 1 inch thick starting with the pellets.

    I am going to try starting with a layer of pellets, put in a 3 inch chunk and surround that we pellets to see how that works.
     
  11. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'll have to search the term Big Kahuna as I don't what know that is. I know that pellets burn fast as heck in the ash pan of my Stumps though and use chunks instead. I buy pellets from Chris at cookinpellets.com the best I've used in my opinion....I use them in my Traeger.
     
  12. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Chris has only had the mix since last spring due to supply problems. I've used his Hickory, Cherry, and the Mix. I really liked them all. The mix is a mellow blend in my opinion and I believe it is what most of his restaurant customers use. I have also used Candy Sues (http://www.bbqrsdelight.com/) but when I was lookiing they were more expensive. I can find these in Orschelins around here.

    Traegers pellets are made with a high percentage of alder wood (60-80% if recall correctly). I very much prefer the pellets without the filler such cookin's and bbqrs.
     

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