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SmokinNC

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Alternative smoke?
« on: February 13, 2023, 07:34:22 PM »
Hi Guys,
SeanH from NC.
New to the Smokin-it. I now have a 2D seasoned and ready to smoke some meat. I am not new to smoking as I have a pellet smoker and have been smokin meats for 5 yrs now. I got the 2D for a lot of reasons mostly due to itís size. (Smaller footprint) I have dove into the forums and have come to understand ďsmokeĒ. The combustion issue with the electric vs offset or pellet is different due to the way the wood combusts. I plan on starting with 2oz on my first smoke starting with the temp at 140 and ramping up temp ending at 225. I will let you know how it goes.
Soooo, here is my question-

Could I use the Bella cold smoker as my smoke input vs the the blocks over the heating element?
I would run it for 2 hrs. and then let the meat cook on its own.
The reason Iím asking is would this get that combusted blue smoke? Has anyone tried this before? Does it matter?
Thanks for all your replyís.


Lonzinomaker

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Re: Alternative smoke?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2023, 07:54:16 PM »
I have a Bella and used it for a couple of hot smokes, but didn't think it improved the flavor at all over wood chunks.  And I was using 100% fruitwood pellets in the bella.  Now I only use the bella for cold smoking.  So I stick with the ease of using chunks in my smoker.
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Re: Alternative smoke?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2023, 09:27:38 PM »
Welcome Sean from SE Arizona.  Per the description, the Bella can indeed be used for hot smoking. But as Dave stated, you might not get quite the same flavor as with chunks.  Adding chips with the pellets might make a difference. Pretty much up to your and the flavor you are looking for. Enjoy.  And thanks for saying hello!
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Re: Alternative smoke?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2023, 09:41:24 PM »
Thanks for the input guys. Iím going to just stick with the chunks for now. Itís kinda what I bought this smoker for. I figured I was over thinking this smoker. I will let you know how it goes.  :)

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Re: Alternative smoke?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2023, 11:21:15 PM »
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David from Arizona
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