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Unread 07-23-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever tried to cook with real wood on a Big Green Egg? I normally use real wood lump charcoal but was considering an alternative.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 08:17 PM   #2
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Even if you burned the wood down to coals at first, adding wood during a cook would be mighty difficult.
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I guess you could but why? Lump charcoal will burn much longer and you just add a chunk of your favorite wood to that for the right amount of smokiness. What are you planning to cook?
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My .02 cents.. You would tow a fine line between a small hot fire with good smoke and too hot for a ceramic and a smouldering log with thick smoke..

As mentioned you would have to add as it would be all but impossible to set the wood up in away for consistent burn..


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To get the best from a ceramic cooker, use quality charcoal. There are many fine attributes to ceramic, one is the superb ability to start up and run on a fraction of the fuel of a stick burner or metal cooker. Besides defeating one of the purposes of cooking with a ceramic cooker, a wood fire might create a hot spot as well as make for a difficult mid-cook refueling. Keep it simple.
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