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Old 04-26-2014, 06:30 PM   #1
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After years of trying, 2 different smokers, much trial and error and too much research, I HAVE FINALLY ACHIEVED THIN BLUE SMOKE!!!

The smell coming off my smoker has never been better, the little heat waves coming out of the cracks couldn't look cooler and the smell on my hand when I put it over where the smoke exits couldn't smell better.

I am so happy right now. CHEERS!!!!
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:43 PM   #2
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:57 PM   #3
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What are your cooking on?
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:00 PM   #4
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Congratulations Smokizona...... You are just beginning the next step in your adventure..
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:04 PM   #5
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what did you do different that helped you achieve this?
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:12 PM   #6
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10lb pork shoulder

Master Forge El Cheapo Vertical charcoal smoker

I honestly dont know what I did any different. I loaded up a few coals at the bottom, let them get hot and threw some lump mesquite over the top with some hickory chunks. it has been sitting at a solid 240 for the last 2 hours.

I really wish I knew what I did, I think it was just dumb luck. Now I have something to strive for. Looking forward to pulling this shoulder apart tmw to see how it turns out.
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:58 PM   #7
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Smokizona,
It's easy to understand. You've reached the state of "Blue Zen". Congrats! Now pass your expertise onto others... Like me :)
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:01 PM   #8
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My wife told me the other day, you smell soooo good! It's the TBS I tell ya, she loves it...On my uds it's easily achieved every cook, you might consider building one!
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:25 PM   #9
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Chicks dig the TBS. I was at Wallyworld the other day and the cute lady at the register asked me if I'd been smoking something. I live in Colorado, so I thought I should clarify I had a pork butt on the smoker. She said I smelled so good. She loved it, it was...sexy. I immediately looked at her left hand. Of course...big 'ol ring. Story of my life Lol.
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:51 AM   #10
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I love thin blue smoke but it doesn't happen always to me.... I'm still studying! I usually use the smoking snake with just 1 small hole at one end, like this

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With this set up I usually get a light blue thin smoke, like this

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Old 04-27-2014, 05:05 AM   #11
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:00 AM   #12
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10lb pork shoulder

Master Forge El Cheapo Vertical charcoal smoker

I honestly dont know what I did any different. I loaded up a few coals at the bottom, let them get hot and threw some lump mesquite over the top with some hickory chunks. it has been sitting at a solid 240 for the last 2 hours.

I really wish I knew what I did, I think it was just dumb luck. Now I have something to strive for. Looking forward to pulling this shoulder apart tmw to see how it turns out.
Its pretty simple really, its just a matter of getting a very hot fire established in the beginning. Once you have a base aka red hot coals you can make adjustments from there. Just try that your next cook and see how it goes. I bet you like the results!
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I love thin blue smoke but it doesn't happen always to me.... I'm still studying! I usually use the smoking snake with just 1 small hole at one end, like this

With this set up I usually get a light blue thin smoke, like this
Enrico,

That is perfect..... It should be almost invisible..... That Looks Great !!!
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:02 AM   #14
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It takes a while for my Egg to stabilize and getr it but once it does it is nice Congrats
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