controling smoke on a charcoal smoker? (wsm, backwoods)

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by nightperson, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. nightperson

    nightperson Newbie

    I am moving from an MES30 with an amps with the mailbox mod, when im finished i just take the hose off and my smoke is done. I've never wrapped anything. How do you control the amount of smoke in a charcoal smoker? I just got a WSM and plan to build a backwoods clone over the next couple of months. 

    Do i have to wrap everything when i don't want anymore smoke?

    Do i take the wood out or do i just use less wood? I only used 4 pieces of pecan today when i did some chicken 1/4's on my first cook. 

    What about a turkey? I cooked mine for thanksgiving. Took 4 hrs total on my MES, only smoked 2.5-3Hrs and i wouldn't have wanted to go any longer with smoke. 
  2. nightperson

    nightperson Newbie

    anyone offer any help?
  3. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I'd guess less wood or use a lighter smoking wood like apple...

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