I am brand new to my egg as well as new to using a charcoal grill and with that I am a bit confused on when/how I will know when my grill is ready to use both for smoking and grilling.
I have ready numerous posts stating that the smoke should be clear and odor free before using and that makes since for a regular grilling. But if I am smoking, do I need to wait for the smoke to be clear? Many posts said to light a small area and regulate once I get to 250, but if I do that won't that leave a bunch of un burnt coals that will produce nasty smoke on my meat once they ignite thru ought the cook?
Maybe I am over thinking this, but I could really use a detailed explanation around when I know my grill is ready for smoking and should I be worried about charcoal that has not burnt off the nasty stuff prior to placing my meat on.
I hope this makes sense!