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Greetings from East Coast

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hello, I am Dave, not new to smoking, have a gas one and I wanted help and tips to do it the 'REAL' way. Plus I don't like the heavy carbon that I get when I use the gas smoker.

Glad to be here, and look forward to good times and more.
post #2 of 12
Hi,welcome to SMF
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
my gas one has the flames below, and I have been soaking my smoking wood for at least a day prior to doing the smoke routine. I can't stand the carboning like it does, (Imagine a nice 12lb Turkey, coming out BLACK!) I want to start doing it the way man was supposed to, wood and charcoal!
post #4 of 12
Welcome to the best smoking site on Mother Earth, SMF that is.
post #5 of 12
welcome grhad,

You will surely find answers to your questions here, as well as lots of good ideas and experts to help you out. Pleasure to have you on board!
post #6 of 12

Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

Be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse, you can find it here it's "FREE"...5 Day eCourse

Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics... Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

When you uploading to photobucket I always use the Large img setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...
post #7 of 12
First off Welcome to SMF grahd. You'll like it here cause there are alot of good folks here and alot of good recipes and some really good advise too. Now your gasser is putting soot everywhere. Are you putting too much wood in the wood pan.
I have a gasser Gosm and I have never had anything like thet happen to my meat. Well if you want to go to a charcoal unit go for it. we can help you there too.
post #8 of 12
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #9 of 12
Welcome to the party - you will find good info and plenty of help here.
post #10 of 12
I think your problem is with the air adjustment on the burner tube. Its a thin metal slide that allows more or less air to mix in with the gas. If your flame is not a pure blue and has yellow streaks or worse yet is mostly yellow/orange flames that is where the soot is coming from. Proper tuning of the burner will eliminate all the soot. You should not have any at all.

Get someone who knows about such stuff to fine tune your gas and you will be fine. It takes less than a couple minutes to fix and there's No need to get another smoker.

Another cause for black soot in bbq and smoker burners is that bugs crawl into the feed pipe on the burner. As soon as you turn on the gas the bug gets gassed leaving a constriction in the pipe. This causes an improper air fuel mix and the result can be soot. Its important to clean out the openings every once in a while to ensure that your gas flows freely.
post #11 of 12
Hello from Montana... Welcome and have fun!
post #12 of 12

Welcome to SMF

Welcome to SMF!! I’m so happy you decided to join us.


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