Originally Posted by Gator BBQ
Generally I always put the wood on with the burnt down coals and wait for the temperature to stabilize (takes 30 min to an hour).
Now that I think about it I put the wood on 5 minutes before I put the meat for on this cook. I wanted to try it this way because it is what the season veterans generally tell the beginners to do.
I guess I will go back to throwing the wood in when I dump the hot coals in.
I would quit listening to your season veterans.
Pitmaster @ Lockharts BBQ
I cook the best brisket north of Dallas. Get over it.
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