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SirDanK 10-30-2009 11:02 AM

A little confused on white/blue smoke
 
I was wondering if there is a thread here on the white/blue smoke issue? Thanks

Divemaster 10-30-2009 11:05 AM

I'm sure that there is more than one, but this is the one we have in the 'Road Map' at the top of the forum... http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=15250

Basically, white smoke shows incomplete combustion of the wood and is bitter. Blue smoke on the other hand indicates good combustion and has (depending on the type of wood) a sweet flavor...

bigabyte 10-30-2009 12:27 PM

This is the working version of that link :wink:

bigabyte 10-30-2009 12:29 PM

Also, this video is really informative.

shares 10-30-2009 01:06 PM

The BBQ faq has a really good section on fire control

KC_Bobby 10-30-2009 01:33 PM

I'd also add that the white/blue smoke can sometimes vary based on smoker and outside temp.

For instance, I have a BWS (water smoker) ... when it goes under 45-50* it starts looking like an old coal train puffin it's way up a mountain from all the moisture within the smoke itself. But on a hot summer night, one barely sees anything coming out.

SirPorkaLot 10-30-2009 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by KC_Bobby (Post 1071952)
I'd also add that the white/blue smoke can sometimes vary based on smoker and outside temp.

For instance, I have a BWS (water smoker) ... when it goes under 45-50* it starts looking like an old coal train puffin it's way up a mountain from all the moisture within the smoke itself. But on a hot summer night, one barely sees anything coming out.


You just described the steam that comes out of a water smoker. on a hot night it will disappear.
Smoke is different, and clean smoke is blue, an almost transparent, can't hardly see it except in a good light - blue

n2dabluebbq 10-30-2009 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by bigabyte (Post 1071897)
Also, this video is really informative.



fark me! hook line and sinker! hahaha good one

Kevin_Texas 10-30-2009 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by n2dabluebbq (Post 1071962)
fark me! hook line and sinker! hahaha good one

got me too....:icon_blush:

KC_Bobby 10-30-2009 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by jshepwnc (Post 1071956)
You just described the steam that comes out of a water smoker. on a hot night it will disappear.
Smoke is different, and clean smoke is blue, an almost transparent, can't hardly see it except in a good light - blue

Yes, that's exactly what I was referring too ... from all the moisture within the smoke itself. Moisture in the gaseous form is steam - that would be correct.

jestridge 10-30-2009 04:27 PM

Lot of times it condensation in your smoker when you first start up

JohnMcD348 10-30-2009 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by bigabyte (Post 1071897)
Also, this video is really informative.

You Son Of A :mrgreen:

bigabyte 10-30-2009 09:44 PM

:lol::lol::lol::lol:
Suckers!
:lol::lol::lol::lol:

landarc 10-30-2009 10:59 PM

Is that manamana?

I love when I can barely see the smoke coming out of the kettle, when I have to sort of lean over and look real carefully, when that is happening and the kettle is locked on 250F, I know dinner is gonna be good.

NorthwestBBQ 10-30-2009 11:11 PM

Come on landarc, you know you watched it...:-P Blue smoke good.

http://pix.motivatedphotos.com/2009/...mahnamahna.jpg


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