Lynn, I don’t understand what you are saying here, can you clarify the “ The chunks don’t ignite” statement if they are in a combustion chamber, why do they not ignite?The chunks do not ignite, and that's what it takes to get clean smoke. Just not enough air flow.
Unless the chunks are in flame, they are smoldering to some degree. Igniting into flame is a product of air flow. They don't get enough oxygen in Kettle or WSM.Lynn, I don’t understand what you are saying here, can you clarify the “ The chunks don’t ignite” statement if they are in a combustion chamber, why do they not ignite?
In today's Grilling I placed two(2) medium-size chunks of Weber Hickory directly on-top the ignited Vortex Charcoal which gave me some smoke for around 1/2 hour leaving carbonized chunks.Okay, now I see your point, the chunks simply carbonize through the heat?
Pretty much the same except I used a little more Aluminum Foil which laid-flat and fully-covered the Charcoal Grate around the Vortex and little-bit up-the-side of the Kettle. I just did a clean-up of the Kettle and this method caught around 99% of the chicken wing's grease dripping. Ugh; need to figure-out how to post some photos on this website??Did you set up like this?