After doing some research here, I found a couple things I can't seem to find an answer to.
First off, I have the el cheapo electric brinkman smoker. I have seen several references to the Amazen smoke generators here in various threads, but I'm not sure if one would work in my smoker. I can't imagine setting it directly on the heating element or on a few lava rocks is a good idea. What have others done in this situation?
Secondly, in reading about the smoke generators, I saw a few mentions to filling them with sea salt. What is the purpose behind this? I can't imagine the salt takes on any smoke flavor, does it?