Woodchips in an offset cooker

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Woodchips in an offset cooker

Post by Roger M » Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:48 pm

I am using lump charcoal and the bagged woodchips you get from the loal department store. I have always wetted the chips before putting them in foil pouches to use on my gas grill. When adding to the coals do i want them wet or dry? I was doing wet the other day but felt it was cooling my fire too much. So i am trying to figure out if i need a hotter fire or dry chips.

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Post by Trev » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:29 pm

I always soak them but that's more force of habit than technique. Even soaked I haven't seen them affect the temps much. To be honest I'm not sure how long they stay wet because water doesn't really penetrate much at all.
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Post by Peter » Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:33 am

I don't know why you would add wet wood to any offset. I think you will find chunks to be a better option for flavour wood.
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