Just bought my first smoker, a propane Masterbuilt 20050611. After reading a few posts I seasoned the grill and just tossed on a few sausages to try it out. I soaked some apple wood chips for 45 mins and set my burner on medium, smoker temp climbed to 250 which will be perfect (I've read) for the turkey I plan on smoking xmas morning. Well, 30 or so minutes later the wood chips have turned to ash and I have no smoke!
I've read that the out-of-the-box wood chip pan that sits directly above the flame isn't very good (see image below). Is that my problem, that the flame is burning the wood too fast? Should I use a cast iron skillet like others have done?
Also, should I always have water in the pan above the wood chip tray?
Sorry such a dummy but the Mastbuilt instruction stink!!!
Thanks in advance!