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snakyjake

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Chip Screen Benefits?
« on: November 29, 2019, 03:02:53 PM »
I want to use a combination of chunks and chips for a standard 225 cook.
I don't know if/what benefits a chip screen would provide.

What is the purpose of a chip screen?
What happens when you don't use a chip screen for chips (and chip/chunk combo)?
Why do I want a chip screen?

Thanks.
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Re: Chip Screen Benefits?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2019, 03:24:13 PM »
I donít have a Chip screen but the purpose is to make the holes in the wood box smaller. I think it also helps a bit so the chips donít burn as fast. I think.


I just use foil when I use chips, poke a few holes in the foil to help with air flow. I know others use the chip screen so hopefully they offer a bit of info.
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Re: Chip Screen Benefits?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2019, 03:39:14 PM »
I want to use a combination of chunks and chips for a standard 225 cook.
I don't know if/what benefits a chip screen would provide.

I never had a chip screen with my #2 and used both chunks and chips with no problem.  I always keep a double layer of foil in my smoke box with smaller holes punched in it, so maybe that's why I never had a problem.  My 3DW came with the screen so I leave it in the smoke box, but I still do the foil layer and still don't know what value, if any, the chip screen ever provides.  If I were to use pellets in the smoke box then I could see the screen keeping those from falling through the holes.
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Re: Chip Screen Benefits?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2019, 01:31:41 PM »
I find that the chip screen prevents combustion and leave it in all the time.
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Re: Chip Screen Benefits?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2019, 08:57:22 PM »
I am of the same opinion as Limey.
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