Hello Ribwizzard. Glad you joined in. We gotta help get this new member get where he wants to be. He says he has been fighting this white smoke problem for years. I accidently stumbled across the fact he built his fire on the floor. I spent a while thinking over his problem and then I noticed the black soot around the fire box door so got me thinking. Everything else he is doing sounds right on and that brick smoker looked pretty good so I was ABSOLUTELY stumped as to why he didn't get more efficiency from that brick and why so much white smoke?
Hello PianoV. I am even more convinced now that Ribwizzard added his advice. Seal around that fire box door and raise that fire 3" maybe 4" above the floor and you will be amazed the difference you will see. You could build a grate from 1/2" rebar. Cheap enough. Just my opinion. Hope it helps. Let us know how things turn out. Keep Smokin!