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May 24, 2014 06:28 AM

First time smoking a brisket

So I soaked my wood chips for nearly an hour. About 45 minutes into my cook they caught fire??? What are my opitions ?

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  1. Did you wrap them in foil and make a few slits.

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    1. re: treb

      I just soaked them and put them in the supplied tray

      1. re: yankabilly

        Keep adding more to the tray as necessary. I'd suggest wrapping in a foil packet next time.

        1. re: yankabilly

          Agreed with treb, you have to have them either in a foil pouch or stainless steel smoking box, that's why them burned.

        1. re: tim irvine

          On top of the old ones or just completely replace them ?

        2. Forget about chips and use chunks of wood, either the fist-size chunks you can buy at many hardware stores, or wood you've collected and harvested yourself. Fruit and nut woods are particularly good for smoking meats.

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          1. re: ricepad

            Many of us find soaking the larger chunks doesn't make a difference. Chips just burn too fast, may work for a smoker tray in a regular grill, but not a real smoker.