So I just put my first brisket on, and I think I got too worried about not having enough fuel, and put too much wood in my coal pile, because now I've got a lot of white smoke.
Working with a Large BGE, only been smoking for about a year, and this is my first attempt at brisket, or anything longer than a 4-5hour pork butt. This was all complicated by the fact that when I woke up at 6am, the forecast had gone from clear to a thunderstorm warning overnight, so I was scrambling to get the thing into a spot where it wasn't going to get rained on while the fire got going.
Do I have any way to save this? I just hit temp and put the meat on, but short of completely putting it out, emptying the basin, and starting over (which I don't have time for), not sure what I could do.
Should I just let it go and hope it turns out OK?
Edit to add: And of course, as soon as I post, the white smoke thins out, almost stops completely, and kicks back in with some thin blue stuff. Just enough to scare the poop outta me.
In the future, what's the best way to load a BGE for a long smoke? Everything I've seen says to mix wood throughout the stack, but then during starting, isn't that going to fully catch some of the chunks and give me the white smoke? Thanks, and sorry if these are dumb questions
Edited by Bfinleyui - 7/17/16 at 6:09am