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SmokeRing
07-28-2011, 01:19 PM
Since I am new to smoking, I was just wondering if $2.49/2lb. bag is a good price for wood? I bought six bags of assorted wood chips today from World Market the store chain.

BillyBob
07-28-2011, 03:52 PM
SmokeRing....sounds like a good price in my area....however...I would use wood chunks if I were you.

BillyBob

Mrex
08-15-2011, 08:12 AM
Try ur local walmart.....large bags of wood, Chuncks
Good Luck
Mrex

hacorb
03-27-2012, 03:13 AM
Just got my 1400 and hot-smoked some salmon steaks, which were great.
I have used other smokers before, and have a big supply of chips. Can I put them in the wood chamber tightly wrapped in aluminum foil?
Thanks-Steve aka "hacorb"

bigwalleye
03-27-2012, 07:33 AM
No need to foil wrap. Just put 'em right in the smokebox, and put 'em in dry.

Smoke on!

hacorb
03-27-2012, 09:26 AM
Many thanks for the advice.

Bwalk76
06-01-2012, 10:27 PM
I noticed the recommendations for wood "chunks", are the small wood chips not recommended, if so, why?

BillyBob
06-02-2012, 06:41 AM
Bwalk76....you can use either....I prefer the wood chunks as they will last longer. Also, try adding a couple of charcoal brickets to the box along with the wood...it will assist with your smoke ring.

BillyBob

Bwalk76
06-02-2012, 09:18 AM
Thanks BillyBob, I will try that!

poacherjoe
11-11-2019, 08:01 PM
How do you measure a 2 oz chunk of wood? Most recipe call for 2 oz

bigwalleye
11-13-2019, 03:36 PM
A postal scale, a dietary scale, or a scale app on your smart phone, in that order.

Its tough to guess weight on a chunk, but easier on chips if you're doing a short dense smoke, like cold smoke for cheese. By my scale, a ziplock snack bag with the bottom covered all across, such that, when rolled, I can get my index finger and thumb around it without squeezing. If you gots ham hands or piano fingers, YMMV.....

poacherjoe
11-15-2019, 02:16 PM
Okay I am 6'-05" and 280 lbs and I got HAM hands so maybe I just need to see what a pinch of my fingers produces? lol . I got my reloading scale out and placed some chunks on it and I now know approximately the correct size ! Thanks but the Dietary scale will not help me....

bigwalleye
11-18-2019, 12:26 PM
I'm 6 ft and 260 with ham hands as well. I went the postal scale route, since I have one. My dietary scale involves the capacity of the dinner plate relative to the appetite.