Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by ericf517, May 27, 2015.

  1. ericf517

    ericf517 Fire Starter

    How do you know if you are getting too much creosote, how do you control it the amount you are getting?  
  2. Hi Eric - you'll taste it. iyll be yucky and bitter.

    the way i avoid it is to keep a clean burning fire (no thick dark smoke) and keep the airflow clear by ensuring that the smoke has a way to escape the smoker. (in my case i keep my top vent fully open)
  3. morne

    morne Newbie

    Howzit people , im new guy and live in SA and i have a question . I cant get ahold of any oak , maple or cherry or any good wood  for good reasonable price. I can however get SALIGNA wood which is gumtree . loads of it at very good prices. Im still busy building my double barrel smoker and have attached a pic of it , still quite a bit of work left

    So i quess my question is , Can i use this wood to smoke meat ????
  4. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't know anything about your wood. If it's anything like our sweet gum, it is very wet and retains moisture a long time. It's also a b**ch to split as the grain is very crooked and narley.

    Your cooker looks very nice. Keep posting pics of the build. Good smoking, Joe

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