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Old 07-27-2012, 04:21 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by ReverseApacheMaster View Post
In addition to sanitizing, steaming or boiling oak chips is a good way to get some of that woody character out of it so the tannins and more desirable flavors come through.
Hey Apache,

There's a good reason for steaming or boiling the chips. More flavour!

I had thought I`d respond by saying that I would continue my sprinkle dry method until disaster strikes (probably never) and report my findings to you all as soon as it happens. All for the sake of research!

Now, I might try steaming the chips to see if it does improve the flavour next time. For the sake of research of course!

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