I'm a new member and relatively new to smoking. I've done quite a bit of reading here and have appreciated the vast amount of information. Now, I've got a strange issue I hope someone can help me with.
I smoke on a slightly modified offset chargriller and decided to do some country style ribs today. Got my fire and everything set properly, it started pouring down rain for about an hour and the smoker sits outside with not protection from the weather. I watched my temps, fire, and smoke very carefully, but checked on the meat after the rain to check the temp and sauce them if ready. Instead of seeing pretty smoke meat, it was all grey. Not like slightly grey, but road kill grey. What happened? My first thought is creosote, but the smoke never once turned from thin blue to white. It was very Thin blue the whole time and I was using mostly lump charcoal that had a very nice bed of coals. I placed a few peices of cut cherry wood, very well seasoned, about 3"x3" throughout the timeframe.
I'm very used to this smoker and know the basics pretty well, but this has never happened to me. Any help would be very appreciated!