With my MBS with side attachment, I've noticed big billowing white smoke in the beginning then settles into TBS. Is there a difference between using wood chips vs. wood pellets? do pellets give off more of the billowing white smoke? related.... I smoked some cheese earlier this year, vacuum sealed it then and waited till now. It has a very distinctive bitter taste. Not what i was expecting. I'm thinking it may have been the smoke quality. Used the cheese for mac & cheese and on burgers. Fine here but too bitter to just have alone. Any ideas? FYI. i smoke the cheese for 3 hours using pellets. Had to have a tray with a block of ice to keep the temp down.