how do to tell the difference between white smoke vs. blue smoke during the night?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by shea1973, May 16, 2014.

  1. Started smoking my 12 Ib pork butt about 11:00 p.m. and having trouble telling if it's white or blue smoke? For special reason I always had trouble telling the different color of the smoke during the night, is there some way easy way to tell during the night? I tried shinning a flash light at the smoke but that seems to do no good! LOL
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2014
  2. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    How does it smell ?   I mean, if you are standing next to the pit and the smoke drifts towards you, is it a nice sweet smell that you can stand and bathe in ?   Or does it choke you and run you off ?
     
  3. No doesn't choke me, I say a nice smell kinda sweet.
     
  4. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I can't confirm whether it's white or blue, but if it's a nice sweet smell, I think you'll be just fine  [​IMG]
     
  5. Okay thank you.
     
  6. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You're welcome.  Good luck with the smoke!!  Looking forward to some Qview of it   [​IMG]
     
  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Your thinking is correct. TBS smells sweet and pleasant which is why we desire it so much to make meat taste so good. White smoke is acrid and burns your eyes and nose to smell it...JJ
     

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