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Flying_Spaghetti_Monster 11-20-2012 12:55 PM

How much wood should I get.
I will be smoking a turkey on Thanksgiving, and smoking a two pork shoulders on Saturday. My pit is a 24" pipe 3'3" long, and a fire box 18" wide 3'2'' long. I am planning on getting apple because I like milder flavors, and I am wonder how many bundles I should get.

BeaglesBBQ 11-20-2012 01:05 PM

i would try to get at least half cord delivered. much cheaper then buying bundles

Gore 11-20-2012 01:05 PM

Be careful with the turkey. Poultry LOVES smoke. You can easily make it inedible if you're not careful.

BBQ Bandit 11-20-2012 02:15 PM

Suggest a mix of Oak (heat) with a hint of Apple (flavor).

Flying_Spaghetti_Monster 11-20-2012 04:47 PM

So would a cord be enough for both cooks.

1FUNVET 11-20-2012 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by Flying_Spaghetti_Monster (Post 2276822)
So would a cord be enough for both cooks.

That should work.How much wood has it used in previous cooks?

BBQ Bandit 11-20-2012 04:51 PM

A cord of wood is enough for dozens of cooks - measured tightly stacked 4 ft deep by 4 feet tall by 8 feet long.
Would be enough for a full summer of cooking :thumb:

Flying_Spaghetti_Monster 11-20-2012 10:41 PM

It is the first time firing her up. She will be completed tomorrow.

fil 11-20-2012 11:45 PM

If it was me.... I would go get a couple of bags of lump charcoal and some chunks of wood plus another turkey for a backup plan.

Straight wood on an untried cooker, cooking a Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends could be a problem.

I have been smoking for 15+ years and I remember the first turkey I cooked.
A little smoke goes a LONG way on poultry! Let's just say I'm glad it was only .39 a pound:roll:


rgrizzle 11-21-2012 02:56 AM

If you are firing it up for the first time go ahead and season the pit. While it's seasoning, go to the store and buy a couple whole chickens and try them out first. Then you will have a good idea for your Turkey.

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