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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Unread 05-26-2019, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Smoker question

Do you soak your wood chips before putting them in the smoker?

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I soak mine for about 15 min then while they are in the smoker I soak another batch and replace the first about half way through the smoking . That's just me , others may do something different .
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Thnx....I soak mine and alway have a pile of them left with a little singe on the edges... not sure I am getting the smoke I want

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I used to soak them with my gas and charcoal smokers. I no longer soak them with my Bradley digital electric smoker which use compressed wood discs and self feeds.
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I cut green shoots from my apple trees, they really smoke.
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No i do not soak wood chips in water
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I cut green shoots from my apple trees, they really smoke.

I mix dry cherry or alder and green apple and get lots of smoke.
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I do not soak wood before cooking. If temps are right you will get enough smoke from dry wood. Remember too much smoke can impart a bitter taste to what ever you are cooking.

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I dont soak chips.

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I used to try all sorts things in my MES30 it I was never satisfied with the amount of smoke or the duration between reloads, so I bought the A-MAZE-N smoke generator. It cost $22.00, and burns pellets or sawdust.
Load it, start a burn, and walk away. No additional heat source is necessary to keep the burn going, but even though the burn is small it throws plenty of smoke and lasts for hours and hours. Whether I use it by itself to cold smoke, or if I use it in addition to what's already in my smoker I'm real happy with it.
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