Originally Posted by pull_my_butt
I'm using a cheap barrel smoker from Lowe's. I don't even re-call the name.
Now, so in order to get the thin blue smoke, the temp. has to be hot, as some of you guys have said. By hot, what temp. are ya'll looking at? Because if it gets too hot, I don't want that messing up my ribs but then if not hot enough, I can't get the thin smoke. Help me out.
If it's a smaller offset, then you may want to use wood chunks. Logs of wood may disrupt the air flow you need for a clean burning fire. Some may disagree but I also think the bark on wood contributes to the thick white smoke, especially if the fire isn't hot enough.