wood pellets or chips

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by gregofthenorth, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. Hi Guys,

    I accidentally bought a bag of pellets when my smoker calls for chips.  I have a masterbuilt sportsman elite.  

    I just cured it using the pellets and after curing, most of the pellets were black and only a few pellets were actually smoldering.

    Does it make much of a difference if someone was to use pellets instead of chips?  What are the pros or cons and/or things to watch out for?


  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  3. I looked at the product your link takes me to.  I am not sure how I would use it though. Would I try to place that thing full of pellets right on top of my electric element?  It looks like I only have about a one inch clearance.  How tall is that unit?
  4. smokingearl

    smokingearl Meat Mopper

  5. smokingearl

    smokingearl Meat Mopper

    Set the smoker tray on the bottom of the smoker under the water tray next to the heating element.
  6. Yep, I was just looking at the instructions from the Amazen web site.

    Thanks for the help.
  7. parrot-head

    parrot-head Meat Mopper

    The tray is great, especially for long smokes.  For shorter smokes, I normally still use chips.


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