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Ken

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Chip Screenu
« on: May 26, 2020, 01:38:22 AM »
I just started using a chip screen to even out the burn.  That part works great.  It seems as though Iíve lost much of the smokey flavor though.  Everything seems much milder. Is this real or just my imagination?

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Re: Chip Screenu
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 09:39:46 AM »
I donít have a chip screen, so canít comment on that. But, did you replicate the exact cook? Same wood, temp, time and meat when comparing?

Or, the previous could have been a bit different because wood didnít smolder and burned a bit hotter? That may be the difference, but maybe not.

I have used foil boats during cooks, but I donít know if I recognized a milder smoke or not.
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Re: Chip Screenu
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2020, 01:45:38 PM »
I did a 6.5 pound pork butt and 7 pounds of SLC ribs.  I don't have a direct comparison but I used 3oz of a hickory/cherry blend for both.  They just didn't seem to have as much smoke flavor as I was expecting.  It might just be me.  The wood burned great.

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Re: Chip Screenu
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2020, 06:45:40 PM »
How do I use a chip screen with wood chunks. My first smoke without screen I noticed a large puff of smoke out the vent hole. Newbie

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Re: Chip Screenu
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2020, 01:14:48 PM »
Just buy the screen sized for your unit and drop it in the box.  Proceed as usual after that.

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Re: Chip Screenu
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2020, 05:56:33 PM »
If you don't have a chip screen, don't spend the money on it as it's not needed.  Just make a double-thick layer of aluminum foil and put it in the bottom of the smoke box.  Poke smaller, skewer, sized holes where the ones are in the smoke box.  You're done.  Now you can use chunks or chips and it's unlikely your wood will catch on fire and cause the 'burp' or that anything will fall onto the element.  Use the money you saved to buy our next beer or other beverage of choice.  :)
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Re: Chip Screenu
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2020, 08:06:49 PM »
My personal experience was good and bad. Consistency was the problem. The screen solved that for me.

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Re: Chip Screenu
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2020, 09:17:35 PM »
I use trays I made out of aluminum flashing. Works well, formed with vise grips and scissors, last forever.
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