Cant get thick white smoke to stop

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by reasoning, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. reasoning

    reasoning Smoke Blower

    I started up. My smoker an hour and a half ago and it was running clean with tbs. I chucked a couple more wood chunks in and now its been 20 mins or. So and still Billowing white smoke using a WSM with a combination of cherry, apple, and hickory if that makes a difference. How long should it take before the white smoke goes away?
     
  2. Do you have a pan of liquid, water or other in there? It is probably steam if you do have that pan of liquid.
     
  3. reasoning

    reasoning Smoke Blower

    Yes running water in the pan. But it doesnt look like steam. Thick white Billowing smoke
     
  4. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    What fuel are you using? Are the chunks flaring up?
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013
  5. reasoning

    reasoning Smoke Blower

    Using ro lump, and yes the. Chunks flare up as they light on fire
     
  6. Thick white smoke could be smoke and steam together, have you opened the door to see what is going on in your smoker?  I know when I add a liquid pan to my smoker, after it gets to heat, I have thick white smoke.

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  7. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    As stated above, it is most likely a combination of steam and smoke.  It is not a problem, but you will have to realize that you are laying more smoke flavor on your product during this period and smoke times may have to be adjusted.

    Tom
     
  8. reasoning

    reasoning Smoke Blower

    Alright thanks folks, much appreciation for your insight. I hate being such a noobie but I suppose everyone was at some point ;p
     

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