Hi all- I have had a cheapo Brinkman electric smoker that I have used for several seasons to reasonable newbie success. Being in Rhode Island, and living in an apartment complex, electric is the only thing they allow us to use on our porches. In any event, Home Depot had some chunk mesquite on sale and I bought a bag. I have been using Hickory exclusively up to this point. Unfortunately, the two items I have smoked up (a whole brined chicken, and a meatloaf) since then both came out very bitter. They kinda tasted like they were cooked in a kitchen that burnt to the ground during the process. Not good. I put the wood chunks in a soup can in the bottom of the smoker next to the element like I always have. My first thought is that I just don't like the taste of the Mesquite. Am I doing something wrong? Or do I just need to select a different wood?