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Wood chunk size on my WSM 18"

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  • Steve R.
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    Personally, I would go with the 3" chunks. It seems there is an extra charge for the 2 x 2. It's really not a big deal to split those with a hatchet. Just one light tap to stick the chunk on the blade and then a bit firmer (with your free hand safely away) to finish it off.

  • Smoking77
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    Touche!

  • jfmorris
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    Haha Smoking77 the grand prize thread had not been posted at 8:51 CST.

  • Smoking77
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    Thanks jfmorris! But why are you posting on this thread? You should be concentrating on choosing your grand prize cooker right now Congrats!

  • Smoking77
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    Excellent idea Mr. Bones. Although there's a 50/50 chance I lose a finger that way

  • jfmorris
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    I would go with the 2x2 chunks. That is closer to the "golf ball" sized chunks recommended here on AR. I think the 3x3 chunks will be a big big, and send up a lot of flames when they catch fire. Like Mr. Bones says you can always chop them down with a hatchet. I buy B&B chunks in bags, and if I don't like the size of the larger hunks, I split them with a hatchet.

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  • Steve R.
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    Agree. Those chunks are going to be kiln dried, so less "dirty" smoke just due to being that dry.

  • Mr. Bones
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    I shop frequently at Fruita, always gits me th 3" x 3" chunks, so I can use em in bigger charcoal smokers, as needed.

    I jus split em down smaller, with th claw side of a hammer, if'n I needs less, which ain't often...

    I cut my own local woods down to approx th same, fer chunks...

    Cain't imagine chunk size bein a variable in regards to dirty smoke, just season, an moisture content...
    Last edited by Mr. Bones; January 6, 2021, 10:19 PM.

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  • Smoking77
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    Would having bigger chunks possibly cause a dirtier smoke? Bigger wood taking more time to get hotter and all that science?

  • ecowper
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    Not sure how much difference it would really make in terms of amount of smoke. That said, I have a 20 lb box in the garage right now, full of 2x2 chunks of apple.

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  • Smoking77
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    Wood chunk size on my WSM 18"

    I'm going to do a Fruita Wood purchase for my WSM and they offer 3" x 3" and 2" x 2" wood chunks. Is one or the other a better choice for my 18" cooker? If it's useful, I use lump charcoal, usually cook low and slow anywhere from 225-275, and like moderate smoke on my beef and pork. When I do chicken, I cook high temps 350 or higher, but smoke profile on chicken doesn't matter as much to me. Thanks for the input!

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