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Electric smoker with charcoal

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Hi All I have an Master Forge Electric verical smoker..I've used it a few times with good results.

I'm just wondering IF I placed some pieces (2)of charcaol in smoker would I get the red/pink smoke ring?

 

Thanks Dan

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I was thinking of putting charcoal in my water pan, with my electric elements being used for heat below.  I wonder if that would be a good idea.

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I asked this question a couple weeks ago. Check out the replies

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/119045/charcoal-in-your-fuel-box#post_785777
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Originally Posted by deltadude View Post

When I first started with my MES, I knew going in from reading/research, that electrics do not produce a smoke ring.  There was a lot of discussion on this electric forum about trying to produce that smoke ring.  I tried the charcoal in the tray, but had mixed results.  Since everyone agrees that the flavor is still there and the Q produced from an MES smoker rivals that produced by any quality smoker, I decided the effort to try and get a smoke ring wasn't worth it.  The only place a smoke ring matters is in competition Q, since electric smokers are not allowed in smoking Q competitions, there is no point in trying to get a smoke ring from an electric smoker.

 

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