the thin blue smoke
There's some talk on here about thin blue smoke and despite my efforts, I still cannot get what ya'll are talking about. Being new to smoking, is it really a blue color or is it just more of an invisible smoke...kind of like how you seen gasoline fumes on a hot summer day?
Also, I was watching some bbq competitions online and also watching TV shows featuring bbq places in KC and all of there meats didn't appear to be cooked in any blue smoke...white smoke came from the pit the moment the guy opened the door to the smoker. Is this thin blue smoke hype or really something aimed to be achieved?
Last week when it was warmer, I smoked for the first time with a solid piece of hickory wood and it smoked white smoke the whole time or most of it. The meat still turned out ok in my opinion. Unless, I have not eaten gooooood bbq and don't know what I'm missing or talking about.
Help me out folks.