help needed... cant get the smoker smoking

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by timmo760, May 29, 2011.

  1. I just got finished with my RF smoker. I am using cowboy lump and soakedwood chucks. Got it up to temp but isn't smoking after wood chuncks are put in. I did a quick search but didn't find anything. Thank you for your help
  2. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just remember - you don't want while billowing smoke - that is bad smoke. You want think blue, barely noticable smoke. Take a wiff, if you smell smoke you are dead on.

    Good luck!
  3. Ok thanks. I knew its not suppose to be billowing but its barely noticeable so I figured indexed a little more. But I guess not. Thank u for ur quick reply ill let u guys know how it goes and have a qview for u too. Im doing a tritip and some spare ribs... mmm can't wait
  4. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    If it smells sweet then smoke is coming out even if you can not see it.  Open your chamber up and take a good wiff it should smell well like BBQ.
  5. So I completely forgot to take a picture. Everything came out amazing. First time doing spare ribs. Fall off the bone good. Ill for sure have to get a picture for u next time. I know u guys go by the rule of" no qview, never happened thing" but I have witnesses an it was awesome according to my buddies lol.
  6. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad to hear everything worked out for ya. 

    How was the smoke ring? 

    Most of the time while I cook on my drums there is no visible smoke at all. 

    And the no pic no proof thing, I guess we can let ya slide this time. But after like 20 post its a real deal rule. LOL 
  7. The smoke ring and flavor was a lot more than I expected. Ring was about 1/4 inch all the way around on the tri tip. Smoke seemed to penetrate all the way throuh the ribs. I used apple wood for smoke since I was doing ribs knowing that misquite would have been pretty strong of a flovor. For sure next time ill get a picture for u guys

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