Can wood chips go bad?
I just finished smoking some chicken in an electric smoker and noticed that the chicken had a bitter taste to it - could the apple chips I've used gone bad or were bad to begin with? Or did I do something wrong (such as oversmoking the chicken) ?
I smoked the chicken at 250 f for about 2 hrs (probably too long), soaked the apple chips ahead of time, had some white wine in a container inside the smoker and used about a 1 1/4 cup of chips.
I've smoked in the past on my gas grill and had good results and am just learning the craziness of the electric smoker.
Thanks in advance
Creosote it is.
I did play with the vent a tad too much thinking that if a little smoke is good then more smoke will be that much better - obviously I was wrong.
Next time I'll use a lot less wood chips and set the timer for far less time than I originally thought.
Thanks for your responses.