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White Smoke / Wood Chunks Questions

canadianehcanadianeh Posts: 32
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
I have a question about lighting my egg and white smoke.

Last night I dumped in some all-natural sugar maple lump. I tried using a piece of paper towel dipped in grapeseed oil and stuffed that in the middle. I lit the paper towel and got the fire going (maybe 20/30 mins).

I waited until all the white smoke was gone and started cooking, but as more coals started to catch fire - I was seeing more and more white smoke. This seems like it would be perfectly normal that ff you're only lighting a section of the coals, that more white smoke will be produced each time more coals are lit. Am I wrong?

Is there a better away? My first cook on the egg I got a whole chimney of coals goals and dumped that on more coals in the fire box. That seemed fine but I ended up with a VERY high heat that was hard to bring down.

I added some wood chunks to the top which kept catching on fire.

Any tips for me?

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