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Unread 04-13-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
Papa Payne
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Default "All Wood" in CG Offset

I have recently switched to "all wood" in my el-cheapo CG offset and the results are a big hit. The last butts were some of the best ever coming off of the CG and then this past weekend, smoked 4 whole chickens that got great reviews from family and Friends.

My question is: is anyone else here doing the same thing? Me personally am not satisfied with the results and think there is room for improvement.

Here is a quick rundown of the last smoke:

First cleaned, dried and spat-cock four whole chickens. Seasoned with salt and pepper.
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Loaded up the firebox (Leaving room for a lit chimney of charcoal to get things started):
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Warming/Slightly overheating wood to add to the firebox:
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The birds just before pulling them off of the smoker:
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I ran the smoker wide azz open as I was pressed for time. The temps varied from 325 to 375 for 4.5 hours.

Other questions are:
  • Is there too much wood packed in the firebox?
  • How do you add wood to the firebox without getting the dreaded white smoke?
  • And do you wait until you have nothing but blue smoke to load the smoker?
Thanks

Papa
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