I currently have four butts on the smoker for my son's 2nd birthday party on sunday. I am a nervous wreck about messing it up. Here is my question. I have one chunk of hickory about half the size of my fist in the pan and it really seems to be chugging out the smoke. It isnt white, but the nice blue that you look for. But it does seem fairly thick. Am I in danger of messing up the meat or just being paranoid? I dont think i can do any less wood so I am open for some direction. Thanks!