First time smoker - No smoke after and hour...

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by tlcpokertables, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Is this normal? How can I help it along? I have a Perfect Flame vertical smoker.

    Any feedback would be most appreciated!

    Thanks!
     
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How far is your wood/chips from the burner? Can you give a a few details?
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Did you soak the chips?
     
  4. * Smoker is propane.
    * Yes, I did soak my chips for 20-30 min.
    * The wood box is right ablove the burner.

    ......still no smoke. My guess is that there is not enough air flow. I could be wrong, though.
     
  5. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Can you smell smoke? If you can, don't worry about it. If you smell smoke, you're smoking.

    Dave
     
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Dave is correct if you can smell it so can the meat. Another question is what are you using for a thermometer??????? If you keep answering the questions we will get it figured out [​IMG]
     
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not that there is anything wrong with that [​IMG]
     
  8. Yes!! A definite (delicious) smoking smell was evident from the get-go.
     
  9. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good deal - this is what you want ~ what you see is nothing compared to what you smell.

    they don't call it the thin blue smoke for nothin'![​IMG]
     
  10. Pineywoods - If you mean a temp gauge, that's on the front door of the smoker. If you mean a meat thermometer.....I don't have one yet.
     
  11. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    The thermometer on the door is most likely off many are way off. If you have an oven timer try putting it on the rack to see what it reads then you'll know what the door thermo should read for the right tamp at grate level. Many of us run a digital thermo just to monitor grate level temps. If your getting the smell of smoke your doing great thats perfect. You don't want that billowing white smoke you want thin blue smoke or no smoke just the smell
     
  12. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    i bought the same unit and i use the propane just to ramp up the heat real quick and i use a pan with holes drilled in for charcoal/wood for smoke.
     

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