Thin Blue Smoke?

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by bassman, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    While smoking the ribs on Saturday, thought I'd take a pic of the TBS. Smoke was so thin, I had to use the garage door as a backdrop to be able to see it! Is it supposed to be that light, or do I need to bump it up a little?
     
  2. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't see smoke but is that snow inside the garage door?glad i here in AZ.
     
  3. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    Thats perfect. I can see TBS in front of the door.
     
  4. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like you nailed it, Bassman! Thin and blue and translucent is exactly the target you're looking for. Nice job!

    Cheers,
    Brian
     
  5. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    Being fairly new at the THin Blue Concept, was wondering how you maintained such a thin and blue smoke? Ive not been able to achieve that thin YET.
     
  6. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    What you are showing is exactly what you want. If you can smell the wood then so is the meat, regardless if you see it or not.

    Well done!
     
  7. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'll have to confess. At first, there was more smoke, but once it settled down, I just put one chunk of wood on at a time. I also soaked the wood for 1/2 hour before putting it in the pan. If I were to follow the instructions with the smoker, I would fill the pan, turn on the fire and stand back! Guess I'll just continue to do it this way. Keith
     
  8. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Left smoker....wrong Right smoker.....right
     
  9. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    Great Pic, Until Those.. I Couldnt See The Blue In The Smoke.. Not Till Side By Side, Thanks
     
  10. little smokey

    little smokey Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks that really helps me understand also.  This is why I love this forum.

     
     
  11. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As long as you can smell the smoke you are getting smoke regardless of how well you can see it.... course you don't want the white billowy stuff though... lol.
     
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bassman, yours is exactly the way I like it.  I can rarely get a camera to record TBS the way I like it.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  13. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [quote name="JIRodriguez" url="/forum/thread/63262/thin-blue-smoke#post_675172"]
    As long as you can smell the smoke you are getting smoke regardless of how well you can see it.... course you don't want the white billowy stuff though... lol.
    [/quote]

    X2
     
  14. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    X3
     
  15. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    x4
     
  16. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    x5[​IMG]
     
  17. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dude you nailed it
     
  18. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That's what you want ! Perfect. 
     

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