quote:Originally posted by vinoevelo:
odd - sounds like it should have worked. i'm assuming you were around 250F or so? and you didn't soak the wood first or anything like that?
It might be, as g-man notes, due to putting the wood under the lit charcoal, but i only suggest that as i always put my wood on top and don't have any practical experience doing it the other way. although i cant think of a reason why it shouldn't work?
charcoal is a natural adsorbant of chemicals
you're filtering out your smoke basically with the charcoal on top =)
(anyhow that's a random ass guess)
but if you're only smoking for like 15 minutes
you're probably not going to impart something like apple smoke into your meats.
if you used Mesquite then 15 minutes could acutally do it.