I built an offset smoker this spring. The pipe is 3/8" thick, 64" long and have an inside diameter of 19". I have had the iron laying around for a few years and finally took the time to cobble it all together. I have used it a few times and have a few problems that I hope to get some help with. I am trying to use just wood in it. I own a logging/sawmill business so getting wood is easy! When burning I am not getting the nice blue smoke but more of a grey smoke. The problem is that the meat cones out with a STRONG smoke taste - way too strong. The wood is red oak and sugar maple that has been cut and drying for 1.5 years. What am I doing wrong? I am struggling with the photos because I cannot get photobucket to work for me. Do I have to use that to post pics? I will keep trying.