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Topic Title: Flavo-O-Buds Placement in Grill
Created on July 30, 2008 at 01:26 PM

Rocky B

Just received my new Apex don't know how to use flav-o-buds. I put some in the little tray and set that on top of the hot grill surface, but it doesn't really produce any smoke?

Hoping for some tips and pointers from the pro's.



@ Rocky B

Put your chip tray in the back left corner of the drip pan, under the cooking grid, before you light the grill.
Let the grill preheat until you see smoke coming from the stacks, then put your food on. The buds need to be over 400 degrees for a few minutes before they start smoking.


I bought an Apex a few weeks ago. I used pellets in the tray for the first time last night. I noticed that it took longer to get them smoking and wood chips. I've had no problem getting lots of smoke from various flavours of wood chips. You probably need a higher temp for pellets. I'd suggest you try wood chips in your tray. Hope this helps.