Reducing the amount of smokeBearcarver, get yourself an adjustable pump. They are available on ebay pretty reasonable. I think I am using an Elite 803. I open it all the way up when I light it up (about 15 min before I put anything in the smoker) and then throttle it down so it just barely keeps the chips burning. I have air valve in-line t valve so I can also dump air. With my setup I really don't think I need the in line valve, and I may eliminate it.
With "forced" smoke I'm not sure if we can ever obtain thin and blue, I just adjust my vents and air flow so that I just barely see any smoke out of the stack.
So far no one has complained,