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    Smoke in eyes

    May seem like a simple question. I just purchased a WSM 18 and had previously been using the kettle. Have gone thru 3 smokes with it.
    It is working fantastic except the pain my eyes experience from the otherwise wonderful smoke filling my eyes when loading meats- two dozen wings this weekend was tough.
    Fan? sunglasses?
    How do you pros handle it???
    Thanks in advance!

    #2
    Welcome to the Pit Bluechip... I just make sure my smoker is out away from the porch when I am smoking.

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      #3
      Question: Are you adding chips before you load it with meat ?

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        #4
        You need some of these onion goggles. Seriously, they're a thing.

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          #5
          John they look like something the Green Hornet might wear...

          Kathryn

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          • _John_
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            I came here to kick butt and cut onion, and i don't see any onions.

          • fzxdoc
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            Hahaha. Thanks for the laff, John . I might need those glasses just to scare the husband and kids while I'm wearing them. I wonder if they glow in the dark. I could put them on in the middle of the night and then tap my husband on the shoulder saying "mwahaha".

            Kathryn

          • dereklhall
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            doc, that sounds kinda kinky.

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          @Jon..Well yes I do add the chips in advance...dahhh don't I feel silly!
          John - But I think I'll keep loading chips in advance so I have a legit reason to wear the goggles!
          @Smarkey- will try that as well.
          @all- Thank you from a fumbling newbie

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            #7
            I put the wood and the meat on (same time) once the desired cooker temp is reached. I think that is recommended in some articles on this site.

            I have a ton of different types of chips that folks got me for Xmas. I smoke lightly. 1 handful ( small hands ) = 1 oz chips for me. I wrap 2 oz at a time in foil, haven't used more than 4 oz. I don't soak chips anymore after reading info on this site.

            -- Ed

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              #8
              I use the $3 chemical splash safety goggles from home depot. 3M makes them I think.

              I have sensitive eyes, so opening a smoker to check temps, mop, spritz, wrap, unwrap, etc. can have a bad effect on my eyes if I'm cooking a lot of things and have to open it up more than a couple of times, so I use these to avoid that red-eyed/hung-over look by the end of the day.

              plus they fit right over my regular glasses, so that's always a plus.

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              • Medusa
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                Cool!

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