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Wood chunk smoke good or bad

brought the egg up temp dropped in the wood chunks (not soaked in water) immediately got thick smoke. I waited about 15 mins. Here's what the smoke looks like now

https://streamable.com/rxq9v

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  • You're neighbors are going to start drooling! Hope they kiss up real nice
    When do y'all teach me the secret handshake? XL BGE
    Williamsburg, VA
  • 510BG510BG Posts: 41
    lol @SmartyPantz. Thoughts on the smoke? 
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,414
    It looks good to go

    Rule of thumb, if it smells good it’s good
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
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  • 510BG510BG Posts: 41
    Hans61 said:
    It looks good to go

    Rule of thumb, if it smells good it’s good

    im having a hard time with that rule. Smelled kinda bitter but I'm hoping for the best. Is there such thing a different quality of wood chunks? 

  • SmokingPineySmokingPiney Posts: 2,282
    Hans61 said:
    It looks good to go

    Rule of thumb, if it smells good it’s good
    Agree. There's a definite difference between the acrid smelling smoke of lump burn-off and flavor woods. Smell the smoke. Don't be put off by the sight of smoke....it's kicking the flavor up notches. 
    South Jersey Pine Barrens. XL BGE , Assassin 24, Weber Kettle, CharBroil gasser, AMNPS 
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,414
    510BG said:
    Hans61 said:
    It looks good to go

    Rule of thumb, if it smells good it’s good

    im having a hard time with that rule. Smelled kinda bitter but I'm hoping for the best. Is there such thing a different quality of wood chunks? 

    A lot of guys get smoking wood here https://www.fruitawoodchunks.com/

    i buy Weber firespice 
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
  • WoodchunkWoodchunk Posts: 638
    My smoke is always good =)
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,414
    There’s different quality everything man :-)
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
  • 510BG510BG Posts: 41
    Thinking I got some low quality wood chunks 
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,414
    510BG said:
    Thinking I got some low quality wood chunks 
    What brand and wood type?
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,510
    Smells good is good.  Consider adding your smoke wood into your lump.  Just another option.  Rather than throwing on top of your fire.  Still I believe it matters little.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,414
    Also, are you confident that your fire was burning clean before adding the wood?
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
  • 510BG510BG Posts: 41
    Hans61 said:
    Also, are you confident that your fire was burning clean before adding the wood?
    I'm confident the fire was burning clean. Added the wood and within a couple of minutes thick smoke was shooting out of the BGE. 
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,414
    Place chunks on the edge or just off the fire. Practice makes closer to perfect :-)
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
  • 510BG510BG Posts: 41
    edited October 2017
    Hans61 said:
    Place chunks on the edge or just off the fire. Practice makes closer to perfect :-)
    I'll give this a try. I've been placing wood directly in the center of the fire. 
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