Smoked some ribs today and again the wood must have burned rather then smoked. Ribs covered with
leathery coating. This has happened every smoke over the past three or four months. Usually when it happens I catch it when I see the oily dark smoke coming up and open the door and wait for the wood to stop burning. That limits the smoke that gets to the meat. It isn't just my smoker. I replaced my smokette with a 50 (55?) because I had so many new friends when I started smoking. Towards the end of using my smokette it was also burning the wood. The temp outside is 106 and the humidity 2%. Humidity seldom gets above 10% unless your standing in the rain which happens every few years. Last smoke I soaked wood over night, no help. I'll check tomorrow and see if I can bend heating rods out.
When I get new wood next year I'll put it in sealed bags and maybe put them in the outside fridge. Any suggestions would surely be appreciated. Oh, not nuts spent a few days in hospital and could not drive for two weeks. Out of here headed for Eagle Lake ,CA as soon as I get packed. Taking the smokette with me to handle the trout this summer. Throwing current supply of wood onto wood pile.