Thin Blue Smoke?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ivanstein, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. ivanstein

    ivanstein Fire Starter


    Look right? I'm still pretty new and, while tasty, I don't get muck smoke flavor.

  2. ivanstein

    ivanstein Fire Starter

    Should say "much" not "muck"
  3. Looks right on to me!
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    That looks good if there's not enough smoke flavor then switch to a stronger flavored wood rather than more wood
  5. ivanstein

    ivanstein Fire Starter

    I had been under the impression that less was more. Been using about three chunks of wood around the size of a tennis ball. So, I picked up an amnps and am using that with briquettes for heat. We'll see how it turns out...
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    What I meant was keep the smoke thin and blue if it doesn't have enough smoke flavor for your tastes then switch to a different wood. What type wood are you using now? Apple, Cherry, Pecan, etc??
  7. ivanstein

    ivanstein Fire Starter

    Today's smoke...with home made Cole slaw.[​IMG]
  8. ivanstein

    ivanstein Fire Starter

    And the verdict is...gooood![​IMG]
  9. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    When you have TBS going you'll know it. The smoke will be thin and it will have a bluish hue to it. Yours looks white to me in the pics. With my WSM it normally takes awhile before she produces TBS.

    Nice looking plate!
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2015
  10. ivanstein

    ivanstein Fire Starter

    I'm color blind. Smoke is gray. :p
  11. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sorry to hear that.

    In that case, keeping it thin should be good enough.
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    When it smells sweet and meaty, if it draws every fly in three counties?

    Then I know I am there!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  13. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yeah that!  You know when the smoke is good from the smell.  So will your neighbors!

  14. ivanstein

    ivanstein Fire Starter

    Well, there were a ton of flies this time. I didn't attribute it to the smoker. LOL.

    The meat had a much better smoke to it this time. I'm happy. Next try will be some brisket methinks.
  15. No flies here...too many bats and lizards to keep their population contained... 

    It's the meat bees(yellow jackets), that come by the hordes.  They buzz the area searching for ground scores, whenever I have something on the smoker....
  16. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yellow jackets start showing up here in September when their natural food supplies start to run short. I've seen them be stupid enough to attempt to crawl in the top vent holes on my Weber, only to get roasted before they get the chance. Haven't seen many yet, though.

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