Originally Posted by HeSmellsLikeSmoke
The only part of this entire thread that belies my personal experience is that creosote is colorless to yellowish. I burn a lot of wood for heat and all I have ever seen is black creosote. Anyone ever seen it otherwise?
I think you are missing something here. Of course burning wood always releases carbon which leaves black deposits over time. That isn't the real health concern. When you choke off the oxygen and alter the reaction that is occurring, creosote is formed. If you lay colorless over black, what do you get? Black! Unless you ALWAYS choke off the oxygen, your primary visible deposits will be the black carbon. Hopefully Bigabyte will return to this thread and back me up or correct me if I'm wrong. The best I can tell from what I've read here is that among this group, the creosote problem is fairly rare, and if you had the problem you would notice in the taste of your meat.