So, I live in a condo building that required me to buy an electric smoker vs. flame. I got the Model 1 box from "smokin it" and they advised me to run it for a few hours empty with just the chips to season the insides. I found that doing this produced way too much smoke & heavy hickory smell, and I can tell will potentially cause some neighbors to bitch and complain if I ran this sucker for 8 hrs at a time. So, I guess my question is: Do you have to continously run smoke for the entire time when cooking ribs/brisket etc to get the flavor? I was thinking about buying small chips and using maybe a quarter cup and soak them/place them in foil to just get the taste in there, but didnt want a large amount of smoke as a result. It also occured to me that maybe if I put a pan of fluid, with a tiny bit of liquid smoke, that would only produce a smell, and not the actual smoke itself. Yes...I am new to the world of smoking meats, but plan on doing it here on out!!