Banner advertisements by bbqads.com

Should Wood Added to Charcoal be pre-heated?


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ FAQ ]

Posted by Jonah on July 10, 2013 at 09:32:30:

Hi All,
I was wondering if any of the BBQ veterans out there could take a minute to share their wisdom.

When I barbecue, I like to use the best lump charcoal I can find. After I get the fire to settle and keep a consistent temperature (usually 30-50 mins) I like to add three fist size pieces of hardwood. After adding the wood it usually takes 30-50 mins for the smoke to stop billowing white smoke and settle into wisps of blue smoke.

My Barbecue is usually VERY good and I've won a few bbq events doing this. However, I have a problem when I have big meats cooking and I want to add ribs or chicken (after 3-4 hours). At this point I'd like to add some new wood to create some smoke for the ribs but I don't want the billowing white smoke which will harm my big meats. ( I know foiling is a solution). Here's my question:

Will pre-heating the wood before putting it on the coals reduce the billowing white smoke and get me to the clear/blue smoke sooner?

Thanks in advance!




Follow Ups:



The BBQ Forum Home Page

Source:
modemcable109.201-225-24.mc.videotron.ca
24.225.201.109
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_8) AppleWebKit/534.50.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.6 Safari/533.22.3



[ BBQ Search ]