I now have two fails smoking salt. My first attempt was with Kroger brand Kosher salt; the Kroger brand is as fine grained as regular table salt. I used a 30" MBE smoker with soaked hickory chips but no water in the water pan. The smoke vent was set as normal for my regular smoking.. I spread it thin on alum foil on the racks. This batch I smoked about 3 hours at 200 F. Nothing! No color nor smoke favor.
I did a little reading on this forum then made the second attempt. This time I used coarse Morton Kosher salt, spread on metal mesh splatter guards and using the 30 MBE smoker and soaked hickory chips but this time I did 8 hrs @ 275 F. I added a little water in the water, shut the vent 98% closed and added chips several times. With these changes I had high hopes. Again, nothing!! Maybe a little color but no smoke favor.
What am I missing, what am I doing wrong?
Any suggestions, advice, thoughts greatly appreciated.