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Old August 16th, 2007, 01:08 AM
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Default Re: Aluminum foil for smoking - your preferences.

Originally Posted by Hajo Flettner
Originally Posted by Smokering
I've recently noticed that using thinner aluminum foil with hotter coals really messes with my throat when smoking for more than 20 minutes... so I generally try to stick to thicker foil. It may also have something to do with the amount of chemicals on the foil itself, I don't know.

If anyone has noticed something to similar to this, or has any really good foil suggestions as far as store-bought goes, please let me know.
I always use run of mill foil when it's on sale and I never have problems with sore throats, headaches or such. Those things are almost always a result of using bad coals or inhaling way too aggressively. Smoke slowly and wait a at least 30 seconds between drawls. Don't worry about huge clouds but stay focused on the ritual and taste.
cheap coals will definitely give you headaches, sore throats, and even nose bleeds. I found that out the hard way when I was buying backup coal from the local shop.
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