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#1 Peter Creasey

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:50 AM

Simon etal, We had a very successful preparation of duck with the Cameron Cooktop Smoker using the cherry wood chips.

We smoked the duck breasts for 15 minutes then finished them off in the broiler oven.

My question -- The wood chips looked to be "gone" after the 15 minutes of smoking the duck breasts in the Smoker. For a longer cooking time, say, 30+ minutes, do the wood chips need to be replenished? Or can the process just proceed satisfactorily with initial amount of wood chips?

Thanks!
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#2 prasantrin

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:59 AM

You might find your answer in this thread http://mouthfulsfood...post__p__986899 about the smoker. Lots of good information in there.

#3 Peter Creasey

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:31 AM

Rona, Thanks! Yes, the thread has some good info.

There is one comment that the wood chips might last 30 - 40 minutes; but, otherwise, doesn't appear to answer my question.
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#4 Peter Creasey

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:38 AM

Not a big deal, but I'm surprised that there has been no opinion expressed here in answer to my question about a cook with wood chips over, say, a 30 - 40+ minute time period.

It seems like a longer time period could lead to to an acrid cook effect. Apparently not the case, as what I have read suggests that one should just carry on for this time period with the original amount of wood chips.
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#5 Suzanne F

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:53 AM

Not a big deal, but I'm surprised that there has been no opinion expressed here in answer to my question about a cook with wood chips over, say, a 30 - 40+ minute time period.

It seems like a longer time period could lead to to an acrid cook effect.

Apparently not as what I have read suggests that one should just carry on for this time period with the original amount of wood chips.

What I understand is that using more chips over a longer period of time will not improve the flavor. Remember that using the smoker is the equivalent of roasting in a 375ºF oven. So there's very little to be gained by smoking something for a long time in any case; unless it is something very highly marbled and a very tender cut, it will just end up overcooked. That's why the booklet that comes with instructs finishing in a regular oven or under the broiler.

Maybe an admin should combine this with the older thread?

ETA: when combining the threads, keep this as the name, per Peter's request below. TIA. :)

Edited by Suzanne F, 14 March 2012 - 02:59 AM.

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#6 Peter Creasey

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:45 AM

True, adding more chips is not the answer.

Hopefully, this thread will NOT be relocated as this will mean my missing good answers.
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#7 Suzanne F

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:58 AM

Not to worry: if the threads are combined, this title can be used. At least, that's what I remember from my admin stints.

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#8 Peter Creasey

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:16 PM

Except: I won't want to slog through a bunch of irrelevant discussions so I would pass.
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#9 Suzanne F

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:51 PM

Except: I won't want to slog through a bunch of irrelevant discussions so I would pass.

How long have you been on MFF? Have you ever seen a thread that didn't have some proportion of irrelevant discussion? :lol:

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#10 Peter Creasey

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:07 PM


Except: I won't want to slog through a bunch of irrelevant discussions so I would pass.

How long have you been on MFF? Have you ever seen a thread that didn't have some proportion of irrelevant discussion? :lol:


Suzanne, Which is why specific threads (like this one) should NOT be merged with catch-alls; at least, there is less riffraff to slog through.
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:12 PM

'Slogging through riffraff' could describe much of my social life.
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#12 Suzanne F

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:12 PM

'Slogging through riffraff' could describe much of my social life.

And my worklife.

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#13 prasantrin

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:59 PM

Title of this thread: Cameron Cooktop Smoker
Title of the other thread: stovetop smoker

Based on titles, how is this thread any less of a catch-all thread than the other one?

Or is everyone just supposed to know that we can't ask any other questions in this one; i.e. that this thread is only for your purposes?

Just wondering. . . .

#14 Evelyn

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:06 PM


'Slogging through riffraff' could describe much of my social life.

And my worklife.


I hear ya both!

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:10 PM

a cameron smoker and a big green egg [or some other branded ceramic cooker] and some riff raff, walk into a bar...

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