View Full Version : Warming the wood? BGE question

09-06-2009, 01:13 AM
I've seen pre-warming the wood mentioned a few times. Does it really make that much of a difference? And how would I do that on a BGE?

I usually add a few chunks of wood to the lump and then pour the lit coals from the chimney over them. By the time the egg has come to temp and is stabalized, I've got thin blue smoke which can last up to 10 hours (depending on if I layer chunks of wood in with the lump.)

09-06-2009, 02:10 AM
No need to really do it for the BGE... It is a good idea in big offsets but in the egg or WSM it wont really serve a purpose unless your adding chunks during the cook.

Northwoods Smoke
09-06-2009, 07:23 AM
I will admit to warming my wood on crisp fall days... :)

09-06-2009, 08:05 AM
Warming wood helps get a good clean burn with wood burners. You are only going to add wood chunks to the charcoal in the Egg, I presume?

09-06-2009, 08:14 AM
Yep, adding chunks only.

Thanks for all the advice, all!

09-06-2009, 08:29 AM
I warm my wood by adding it to the fire!!!
Never did see a reason to warm wood. If I have a hot, clean fire, no need. It gets really warm when I throw it on the hot coals.
Just my 2 cents worth and I don't really know Jack Didley about anything.

Captain Dave
09-06-2009, 08:51 AM
I don't warm my wood, but i do line up the slots on my K briquettes.

09-06-2009, 09:28 AM
+1 What KickAss Said.