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mmeyer

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Hey Everyone. I am the happy owner of a new Masterbuilt vertical smoker. I've wanted one of these for years and I'm very excited to use it. I've already got some chickens smoking right now.

Anyways, my questions is, can I use scrap boards cut into chunks for smoking. I can get as many oak, maple, cherry and hickory board scraps as I want. Would this work or do I need to stick with the chips from the store?

Thanks

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Mike you will have no problems using any of those but because they will be kiln or air dried you will want to soak them in water or juice for a while and then toss them on the coals.When I cook brisket or porkbutt I like to use my hickory chunks instead of chips just because they require less maintenance.The size I shoot for are around 1"x1"x2".

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Just a reminder.....make sure all of your scraps come from untreated lumber.

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Yes, I've been using scrap cherry wood for a while now and it works really good. Just did some trout recently mmmmmm.

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as others have said, just be sure its not treated and you should be fine.. I like to soak my wood in beer or apple juice to get it to smoke and not flame.. LOL

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