I'm new to the forums and have a Masterbuilt 30" electric smoker I recently got as a wedding gift. I really have enjoyed using it so far and love how easy it is to operate and maintain.
I wanted to see if anyone else has tried smoking using a product called Peterson Pucks? I live in the Pacific Northwest and was at a BiMart (local store kind of like a small Costco) and noticed these pucks. I mainly used standard chips because the Masterbuilt is so easy using the side loader, but I grabbed a bag of these pucks to see how they worked.
I have to say I am very impressed with this product so far. It made smoking even easier. The pucks fit perfectly on the chip tray in the smoker. You don't have to soak them in water or anything. I just took the tray out as the smoker preheated. When I threw in my chicken, I loaded the try in with the pucks in there. Within a few minutes, everything was smoking like normal. The bag claimed that these pucks last a lot longer then normal chips and they weren't kidding. I used 3 pucks and they smoked for over 2 hours. I didn't even have to load any additional chips before my chicken was done.
Anyways, I wanted to share this with everyone. I would give these pucks a try. I also saw they had a website where there is more information and you can order their products. http://www.petersonpucks.com/.
If you have any other non-conventional smoking supplies/tools you use with your Masterbuilt, let me know. I am always interested in ways to improve my smoking.