Originally Posted by BRICH
I am using both white and brown sugar. Do i replace the just the white sugar or both and if so is it the turbinado sugar equal to the white sugar?
Bitterness can be from an inefficient "smoldering" fire, green wood and/or from the sugar burning.
Sugar does not burn until it exceeds 350* then the sugar begins to burn and develops a bitter, burnt taste. If you are smoking in the 225*-275* chances are the bitterness is not coming from the sugar, but from a smoldering fire or green wood.
As far as the sugars go......Turbinado sugar is a minimally processed "Raw Cane Sugar". White sugar is highly refined beet or cane sugar. Brown sugar is simply white sugar with molasses added. (dark brown sugar has more molasses than light)