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I need some heat!
I busted out the Lang smoker for the first time today. Smile I started with a pork butt. Started at 2:30 am so it would be ready for dinner tonight. It was 28 degress all night long and I found that it took alot of hickory and cherry wood to keep the temp at 250. I need more heat!!! What can I use that burns hotter and longer? Idea

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04-07-2012 07:25 AM
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RE: I need some heat!
OAK and Pine is a good heat source

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04-07-2012 08:33 AM
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Don't really think that pine is good for smoking food, I always understood that it is toxic, just trying to be helpful.

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RE: I need some heat!
T's on it. Pine is definately toxic and also will ruin your smoker. no matter how long it has aged it will always have the resin in it. when burned, tiny molecules of the resin lift with the smoke and attaches itself to whatever it's burning in and around. While being a Police Officer in Georgia for many years every house fire that I responded to that started out as a chimney fire was because they often burned pine. It is a great heat source for a campfire or as the heat source for making your own lump wood. Ask a chimney sweep if he would rather clean a chimney that burned hardwoods or pine. if burned in a smoker the resins build up and become a gooey mess of tar that will be almost impossible to remove. pull some sap off of a tree and chew on it and see if that's the taste you want on your meats. on cold days just throw in a couple of sticks or chunks of oak or hickory they both burn hot. Regardless, if it's cold outside you're going to burn more wood.

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04-07-2012 09:46 AM
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RE: I need some heat!
Definitely stay away from soft woods (evergreens).
Here is a good discussion on woods for smoking from another site.

http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14774

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Did you watch the videos how Ben Lang starts the fire with everything open then brings it down from 300? Also, did you go through an empty run after oiling everything down to season the cooker? Sorry, lots of questions but the problem has to be in fire control.

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04-07-2012 01:16 PM
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wow I would of never know that about pine.. Right on thats good to know before I did some bonehead move lol

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(04-07-2012 01:16 PM)HDBBQ Wrote:  wow I would of never know that about pine.. Right on thats good to know before I did some bonehead move lol
Ya very very bad. . . Pine produces creosote . . . Bad stuff. .
04-07-2012 06:46 PM
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RE: I need some heat!
Please "NO" Soft woods!!

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04-07-2012 08:46 PM
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RE: I need some heat!
I did watch the lang videos on how to start a fire. Maybe it was my fire control! I found that keeping the temp was not bad at all however when it went down and I needed to add some wood it would smoke like a son of a gun (AND NOT IN THE WOOD WAY) I burnt my chiken with a dark almost black smoke. Huh

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RE: I need some heat!
The wood should be small and added a piece at a time. I cut my wood to 6 inch long pieces smaller than the size of my arm.

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