Yeah, I've noticed that I'm not seeing large amounts of smoke, but thankfully, I'm too lazy, and so I wasn't adding the second batch of chips until maybe 40 minutes later. In fact, since most of my smokes are short (chicken wings or spatchcocked chicken), I don't use much wood at all. However, I really want to smoke a shoulder or ribs! Unfortunately, ribs may have to wait, as Mrs Dogwalker keeps pointing out how much weight we gained over the holidays (it ain't purty).
Thanks for the info on the pellets, sounds really good!
I spatchcocked my first chicken last summer to cook on my grill. I was amazed at how easy it was to do. Yeah, the wife and I both need to lose that holiday weight--and the weight that was there before. But ribs and beef brisket and other goodies are definitely on the smoking menu this year. I was given an outstanding smoking cookbook with exciting recipes that you don't find in most smoking cookbooks.