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Thin Blue Smoke?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by lfroberts5, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. lfroberts5

    lfroberts5 Fire Starter

    I know when you smoke your supposed to have wisps of Thin Blue Smoke ...but what if you have wisps of Thin White Smoke?

    The temp of my propane smoker is 250 and I was using Mesquite Wood...

    Thanks!

    Lloyd
     
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Did you soak the wood/chips? That could produce the white stuff. Also if the wood catches on fire instead of smoldering. Next...
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2010
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    My first question is are you sure that it's thin white smoke. Sometimes it hard to see the blue color. So see how the meat tasted when your done. If it's bitter and kinda stale tasting. Then your smoke was white. The big and main thing is that you didn't have a lot of blollowing white smoke. Thats the bad smoke not the thin smoke.
     
  4. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Well mesquite isn't the friendliest wood to use, it can get out of hand quickly. I like it but use just a small amount mixed with hickory usually. Did the meat come out all right or did it make your tongue tingle, if so thats creosote. Here what TBS should look like.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/wiki/thin-blue-smoke-aka-tbs
     
  5. lfroberts5

    lfroberts5 Fire Starter

    The meat came out great...No tingle of the tongue

    Thanks for all the help.