weird smell

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cleanbbqdave

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May 3, 2021
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Hey,
Im in middle of cook on my offset and the fire has weird smell.
Im using mostly oak and little ash and maple.
It has like a asphalt smell. What it is? is from wood or cresote build up?
Also is it safe to eat?
 

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I've never had an asphalt smell. I did get some acrid smoke now and then but it cleared up after burning some more and the temps climbed.
Green wood just tastes ... damp ... to me.
 

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