Hey all! I'm joining the wonderful world of smoking. I have a 18.5" WSM that I loaded with lump charcoal for the minion method. I soaked mesquite mini-logs (which they sell at HEB here), and added approx 5 "fist-sized" chunks of wood worth (3 minilogs) to my charcoal.
When I first started, for the first 30 mins there was tons of smoke pouring out (yum), but now that I'm about 2.5 hrs in, there is barely any smoke coming out (edit: practically none). I'm keeping the temperature between 225-250 no problem (I'm cooking a 7lb brisket), but I figured there would be smoke coming out still.
Now I'm unsure of what to do. Do I throw another minilog in there, and risk oversmoking my brisket? Or do I leave it, as the amt I put in there should have been sufficient? Perhaps what's happening is completely normal, and my expectations for how much smoke should be coming out during the smoke aren't reality?
Thanks all for your help! I'm sure the brisket will be delicious regardless.