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Re-use oak chips for cooking?

I just bottled my Oaked Rye Stout, and I have my bag of used oak chips.

Do I just pitch them, or can I re-use them for cooking, maybe smoking some sausage on the grill tomorrow for Father’s Day?

It’s the first time I’ve used oak chips before, so it would be fun to re-use them if I it would actually impart any flavor on the meat.


Sounds like a great idea. I don’t know if the beer would carry any flavor over but the chips ought to smoke just fine.

Taste test! I say go for it. Worst case scenario it won’t carry much flavor and you’ll have some smoked meat. Sounds good to me. I just got a cheap smoker off of craigslist and did my first smoking session last night with a beer can chicken. I still need to figure out how to use this thing best but it turned out alright.

Nothing wrong with using your old oak cubes in your smoker. Thats where mine end up.

I tried it and the smoked sausages turned out great.

definitely something I’m going to do from now on with my beer soaked oak chips.

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