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Offline Uticafats

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Bisquette Alternative?
« on: July 01, 2011, 09:03:13 am »
Hi everyone.

I just picked up a BOS on Craigslist for $75...What a steal! I have a Big Green Egg and love it, but thought I'd give electric smoking a shot, especially for the cold smoking option. My problem is that since this was a used machine the seller did not include any bisquttes. I hope to give it a shot this weekend, but don't have a dealer near me where I can pick some up. I have plenty of various wood(chunks, chips, etc.) that I use on the Egg and was wondering if these have been used with any success. If so are there any procedures that work better then other?

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Bisquette Alternative?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011, 09:06:24 am »

Welcome!

In a pinch, you can put wood chips directly on the burner...  When they stop smoking, you can scrape them into the water bowl and add more.   Or just line the feed tray with chips and nudge them over as necessary.

Note, this will add to you cook time as you are opening the door and letting the heat out.



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Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: Bisquette Alternative?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2011, 01:19:06 pm »
If you don't have a sporting goods store like Cabelas, or Bass Pro, check your local IGA. Some of those stores sell the 12 bisquette packs.

If not here is another way you can use alternate wood sources, in a manner you don't have to keep opening the door and loosing heat.
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Re: Bisquette Alternative?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2011, 01:55:12 pm »
you can also put the dust / chips / pellets into a tuna can on the burner.
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Re: Bisquette Alternative?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2011, 04:13:55 am »
Thanks for all the help. I'm going to make some smoked kielbasa today to give the BOS a trial run with some wood chips..fingers crossed.

 I'm located in Upstate New York near Saratoga Springs

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Re: Bisquette Alternative?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2011, 06:42:40 am »
Congrats on your new OBS and welcome to the forum.
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Re: Bisquette Alternative?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2011, 07:07:21 am »
If there is a Gander Mountain store near you, they carry the bisquettes.

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Re: Bisquette Alternative?
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2011, 08:39:06 pm »
Wal-Mart has them online as well, wish they would carry them in stores though
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Re: Bisquette Alternative?
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2011, 08:41:47 pm »
You in Utica New York?
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Re: Bisquette Alternative?
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2011, 10:49:22 am »
UticaFats,

How did you make out trying the smoker? (Good CraigsList score by the way)

I live in Hudson Falls and have not seen any Bisquette's locally. I have had to order mine on-line or if I happen to be traveling near a cabela's I have been known to pick them up there.

Good Luck!

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Re: Bisquette Alternative?
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2011, 11:49:41 am »
Utica club beer. I know it well. ;D

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Re: Bisquette Alternative?
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2011, 11:52:30 am »
amazon.com and yardandpool.com also sell them.
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