I start with a chimney of hot coals and add one stick per 60-90 minutes after that. Air flow is the key. Also, when I add a stick, I keep the firebox door open for a few minutes to ensure adequate air flow to the new wood. Also, I put the wood on the firebox before adding to the firebox. This warms it up.
A small, hot fire will get you thin blue smoke every time
- 250 gallon, custom reverse flow smoker with warming cabinet aka Hawg Coffin
- 120 gallon reverse flow aka Hog Coffin (retired)
- 22 and 18.5 WSM
- Known as Spatulaman
- Owner of Plate BBQ LLC