Don;t know why but the chunks of wood burn, they dont smoke. What am I doing wrong...
Trying to smoke some ribs for the neighbors.
My guess is there is nothing wrong. It is very possible everything is going just right.
You don't want to see billowing white smoke, or you will get very bitter meat from creosote.
If the chunks are actually burning, you are getting smoke. It is very possible you are getting thin blue smoke (TBS) which is exactly what we all strive for. Under certain conditions, TBS can be nearly invisible.
Good luck and good smoking.
Try wrapping the wood chunks in aluminum foil and poke a couple of holes in the foil. With dino or watt burners you want the wood to get just enough air and get just hot enough that you have a slow smolder. Give that a try and let us know
I never foiled with Apple Sauce but Dad would Roast a Pork Loin for 30 mins at 350* then coat with a mix of 1C Apple Sauce, 1/4C Brown Sugar, 1T Dijon Mustard and 1tsp Dry Rubbed Sage, then finish roasting the last 30 minutes to 165*. He was Old School, I go to 150*F. This would be interesting as a Foiling Sauce...JJ