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Wood Chips - up in flames

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Post Fri Aug 01, 2003 4:55 pm

When I spread soaked woodchips over lit charcoal they smoke well for about 30 seconds, but then catch fire, and after about 5 minutes they burn out and stop smoking. I have been using mesquite chips, soaked for over an hour in cold water. Any suggestions as to what I may be doing wrong.

Thanks for your help,


Post Fri Aug 01, 2003 8:17 pm
WeberBoy rare

Posts: 26
Location: Southeast PA

You can put the soaked chips in a bundle of aluminum foil with some holes poked in it.


I would just go with wood chunks. Put them right on the hot coals for longer smokes.


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