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  Topic: Smoke color
H@rry

Replies: 22
Views: 2157

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 14 16 10:52 pm   Subject: Smoke color
Thanx k.a.m.;

I don't have any way to do any welding.

I have a Horizon baffle plate that butts up against the end of the bolts holding the FB on. I wish I had not followed the directions to pu ...
  Topic: Smoke color
H@rry

Replies: 22
Views: 2157

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 14 16 8:52 am   Subject: Smoke color
Definitely get rid of the elbow. It restricts airflow. If you are cooking at 250* measured from the stock thermometer then definitely kick it up some. I cook at 250 or higher at grate level in my O ...
  Topic: Smoke color
H@rry

Replies: 22
Views: 2157

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 14 16 5:08 am   Subject: Smoke color
What temps are you trying to maintain H@rry?
If you are trying to maintain 225°/250° try going 250°/275° and see if the cooker drafts better and clears up.

Mostly I've been @ 250. I'll " ...
  Topic: Smoke color
H@rry

Replies: 22
Views: 2157

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 14 16 4:47 am   Subject: Smoke color
Just for the reason that the stack is high is the reason that I read to put the dryer vent elbow on the inside to get the outlet closer to the meat rack. Could that be some of the problem?

What wa ...
  Topic: Smoke color
H@rry

Replies: 22
Views: 2157

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 14 16 4:31 am   Subject: Smoke color
I've added a baffle plate and a dryer vent elbow to the chimney to get the heat closer to the meat rack (so they say). Could any of that be a problem?
  Topic: Smoke color
H@rry

Replies: 22
Views: 2157

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 14 16 4:29 am   Subject: Smoke color
Is that an old Oklahoma Joe's cooker. Have you always had this problem with that cooker or has it started with the last couple of loads of wood?

Yes, Oklahoma Joe Highlander. Always the same thing ...
  Topic: Smoke color
H@rry

Replies: 22
Views: 2157

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 14 16 4:19 am   Subject: Smoke color
Seasoning of wood, oxygen to fire, draw from smokestack could all be the culprit. I've always used a small base of lump for instant ignition. If I ever see any white smoke at the beginning of a split ...
  Topic: Smoke color
H@rry

Replies: 22
Views: 2157

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 14 16 4:16 am   Subject: Smoke color
i guess my main question is why I can't get blue smoke out of the chimney when I can get blue smoke out of the side firebox door.
  Topic: Smoke color
H@rry

Replies: 22
Views: 2157

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 14 16 4:14 am   Subject: Smoke color
Hawg - I think the wood was green when I got it but the last load lasted 15 or so months out in the sun. It didn't seem to get any better with age.

I guess I could use charcoal but I hate to spend ...
  Topic: Smoke color
H@rry

Replies: 22
Views: 2157

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 14 16 4:08 am   Subject: Smoke color
i'm using cherry. The pile in the background is from a load I got in April. How dry it is depends on how long it has been since it rained. The previous load lasted 15 months and seemed no different ...
  Topic: Smoke color
H@rry

Replies: 22
Views: 2157

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 14 16 3:49 am   Subject: Smoke color
I'm not using any charcoal since I have a ready supply of cherry and hickory. You can see the chunks on the bottom rack of the smoker. I understand that you want a thin blue smoke and I try to let t ...
  Topic: Tips for Better BBQ
H@rry

Replies: 19
Views: 81188

PostForum: General Discussion Stickys   Posted: Sat Jun 11 16 8:40 am   Subject: Tips for Better BBQ
As a newbie with an offset smoker I began to have a lot of trouble getting the temp up after a year or so. I had put a dryer elbow on the smokestack outlet to keep the heat from going over the meat. ...
  Topic: Couple of questions for you pros
H@rry

Replies: 6
Views: 1349

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 11 16 6:23 am   Subject: Couple of questions for you pros
Thanx for the reply. I was just wondering if you need a quality of meat not easily obtained from a place like Sams. That's where I buy most of my meat.

I'm not intending to actually compete but I ...
  Topic: Couple of questions for you pros
H@rry

Replies: 6
Views: 1349

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 11 16 2:10 am   Subject: Couple of questions for you pros
When you do comps where do you get your meat? Can you use the meat from places like Sams or do you need to go to a butcher shop. If you go to the butcher shop what do you ask for? I'm talking butts ...
  Topic: Tell me how to cook with all wood
H@rry

Replies: 5
Views: 2341

PostForum: Wood and Charcoal   Posted: Tue May 10 16 11:00 am   Subject: Tell me how to cook with all wood
I have a ready supply of cherry wood cut to chunks that I use in my Oklahoma Joe Highland smoker. I know that you don't want the white/gray smoke that you see when you first light the fire. That's a ...
  Topic: Newby questions
H@rry

Replies: 11
Views: 1452

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Nov 20 15 5:02 am   Subject: Newby questions
Would lump work better than briquets?

Yes, lump runs hotter than briquettes.

Here's what I'm calling a chunk. It's fist sized or a tad bit larger.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7470/159178 ...
  Topic: Newby questions
H@rry

Replies: 11
Views: 1452

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Nov 20 15 4:16 am   Subject: Newby questions
The smoker came with one temp gauge in the top of it. I added two more down close to the cooking grate. I also added a baffle plate from one of the online sellers - I forget the name. It was $100 w ...
  Topic: Newby questions
H@rry

Replies: 11
Views: 1452

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Nov 20 15 3:36 am   Subject: Newby questions
Absolutely! I'll get some lump charcoal from Wally World my next trip which will be Monday. Thanx for the advice. Would lump work better than briquets?
  Topic: Newby questions
H@rry

Replies: 11
Views: 1452

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Nov 20 15 2:31 am   Subject: Newby questions
Thanx for the replies guys.

When I let the fire burn for a long time the smoke coming out of the chimney does turn blue. By that time the wood has burned down to almost coals. At this point it wo ...
  Topic: Newby questions
H@rry

Replies: 11
Views: 1452

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Thu Nov 19 15 9:20 am   Subject: Newby questions
I have an Oklahoma Joe's Highlander offset smoker that I have been using since January and I love it. I have a couple of questions for you smokin' pros:

I use hickory and cherry chunks exclusively ...
 
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