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  • Joined: 10/12/2003
  • Location: DeSoto, MO
New Smoker Sun, 10/12/03 1:10 AM (permalink)
Quick overview.

New to the Forum
New to Smoking but not new to Grilling
Been working on my own Rub through Trial/Error and research
Picked up alot of good tips on here, especially from Stogie..

The past two weekends I've done a couple racks of Baby Backs with this rub I've concocted. First weekend everything went smooth and Ribs turned out wonderful! I was Thrilled...Friends raved. Second weekend Ribs were too sticky and not nearly as tender (possibly got too hot).
I've been using my char. Grill and shoving my coals to one side and putting my drip pan at the other end. Had a deep fryer Thermometer stuck under the lid to keep track of temp. Resulting in a big pain in the ass trying to keep the temp regulated.

So I picked up a little smoker from a friend and will try it tomorrow....

Anyway...I most likely be asking several questions here and there. So I apologize if some of mine have already been covered at some time. I try to look for answers before asking.

So...here's my first question:
Wood Chips....got some Hickory Chips and I've heard several different things to do with them.....

Soak Em
Don't Soak Em
Throw em on the Coals
Wrap them in foil and poke holes in it
etc.

SO.....WHAT DO I DO? What's the best way to use the chips?????


Thanks.

Josh.
 
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