Best to add lit or unlit charcoal to the smoker; That is the question...
The Hijacked picture below was posted by Todd J on a thread about the MES; but I agree it is also one of my favorite pics explaining how you want your smoke to look. However the grill on the left is how my smoker looks when I add unlit charcoal to the grill and the one on the right is how it looks 5 - 10 minutes after I add the charcoal. Is adding the unlit charcoal to the hot coals putting creosote on my meats? I have never noticed a bad or sooty taste from anything coming off my smoker, but everything usually has a black bark on the outside.
Thanks for the Pic Todd.
TBS, not Billowing White Smoke!!!
Here's one of my favorite pics.
The smoker on the left is Billowing White Smoke and the Smoker on the right is Nice TBS