Im another newbie to smoking so heres the deal. I recently purchased a bandera vertical smoker and made all of the suggested modifications( baffle, charcoal basket). i smoked a pork butt this past weekend which eventuslly turned out nice. But throughout the smoking period I dont think I ever had the blue smoke everone talks about. I had lots of smoke but it was that white puffy smoke. I started the fire with hickory charcoal then tossed hickory on there every hour or when needed. Temp never got passed 200. And also, should I have flames coming from the charcoal basket or not.