Minden Louisiana Smoke School presented by The Smoke Commander and Whitlow Enterprises Smoke School Nation. Smoke School with a touch of Louisiana down on the bayou flavor. Now we are cooking with peanut oil.


DATE: May 3, 2016   Report at 8 AM . This school will be held come rain or shine. We have a shelter from the rain. K-Passé, Laissez les bons temps rouler, Let the good times roll. Bon appetite we are cooking lunch.  Agenda


Location:  Lake Bistineau State Park Group Camp 2, 103 State Park Road, Doyline Louisiana 71023


Map and driving directions


Registration    Fees    What to bring    Refer a friend and earn cash       Weather forecast 


Nice Luxury Cabins on the lake are available at the state park. Call 877-226- 7652 for reservations.      Hotels       Donuts We need one of you to pick up the Dunuts.


Full time college students and anyone unemployed may attend for $25. Indicate that you are a that when you register.



       HEY! I want you to come to smoke school and pass a good time with Whitlow Smoke School Nation

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know just what you are going to get. Not so with Whitlow Smoke School Nation. We are prepared just like the Boy Scouts. We do our homework just to be sure that everything is ready and waiting for you when you get there. Our smoke machine will be calibrated and well maintained to avoid any significant delays. You will have a roof over your head in case it starts raining. You will have a contrasting background so you can read opacity on cloudy days. We will have fresh made coffee, fresh doughnuts, ice cold water and soft drinks. We will cook you up a mouth watering lunch. Whitlow provides EPA Method 9 test sheets, practice sheets, critique sheets, Ringelmann smoke pocket charts, ink pens, rubber bands to keep you on the right test lines, and self registration forms for your next visit in 6 months. We will teach you the fundamentals of reading opacity and how to pass the EPA Method 9 certification test. We will set up the optimal conditions for taking the certification test. We will double check to make sure you maintain the correct observer position with contrasting background, sun position, and parallel wind direction. We make sure that you are at least 3 stack-heights back so you will have the correct vertical angle of 18 degrees or less. Remember that you always read the background, not the smoke. 25% opacity means that 25% of the background is obscured by the smoke. Read the background using an observation point that is the densest part of the plume. This would be the first 2 feet at the end of our smokestack where the plume is still approximately 12 inches in diameter.   We have a positive attitude and it is contagious. We bring prizes to add an element of competition to see who makes the best score. This is your game and you are a winner.
























May 3, 2016 

Check-in cabin before 5pm on the 9th to get combo for gate. Check-out of Group Camp by 1pm or so on the 10th. Only making us rent for 1 day instead of the usual 2 day rental. They are letting us stay over a little while to get everything cleaned up. Spoke with lady at park about reservation details 11/3/15 AP



Louisiana state parks For reservations:


Reserve Group Camp 2 for the day before the school and ck out day after school and a deluxe cabin check in day before and check out day of school.