I usually bury now since I no longer have an offset. With the old offset, I'd go right on top. With the UDS though, I have hinged grates so in theory I could add wood right on top if I wanted to. Haven't tried it yet..
01-30-2013 03:05 PM
I bury some and put some on top after I dump the hot coals in my fire basket.
01-30-2013 03:09 PM
In the UDS I bury 4-5 fist sized pieces and drop on on top when the pork hits the pit.
If I'm cooking a brisket on the UDS I take a piece of Mesquite about 3" across and 8 " tall it goes into the middle standing on end and the lump gets packed around it. It gives me just the right amount of smoke over the whole cook.
01-30-2013 03:12 PM
Bury. Often chunks laid on top will burst into flames due to exposure to air resulting in a spike in temps.
01-30-2013 03:17 PM
Buried, but peeking out.
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01-30-2013 03:22 PM
Bury a few and lay a couple on top. No reasoning behind the two on top, just looks good to me.
01-30-2013 03:35 PM
I bury 4 to 5 fist sized chunks of wood in my charcoal.
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01-30-2013 04:16 PM
I really like to bury my wood.
01-30-2013 04:27 PM
01-30-2013 04:47 PM
Buried initially, toss upon the fire when needed to stoke more smoke. I also have been known to place a chunk or two in the chimney starter when building the initial fire. No rules, do whatever you want.
01-30-2013 04:50 PM
On my WSM i do a combo of bury & placing on top. On my KJ I just place on top.
01-30-2013 06:20 PM
Bury & some on top.
01-30-2013 06:29 PM
I light 2 spots in my egg, put a chunk on each hot spot and wait for thin blue.