I have a masterbuilt propane smoker.
I've been doing ok with chunks on a cast iron skillet on top of the original chip pan.
I've been seeing everyone raving about the A-maze-n products and how well they work.
I ordered the 12" tube smoker and some pellets from the website.
I used it last weekend with the pit masters choice blend of pellets. I thought then that the smoke was a little thick, but did not notice it being bitter. That was my first fattie attempt, and it didn't end well though, so I didn't get a true taste test.
I was going to try the tube smoker today on a turkey using a blend of peach and apple pellets.
After lighting it and letting it run, then blowing out the flame, the rustling smoke was really thick and bitter- nothing at all like the sweet smell and thin smoke I am used to getting.
I scrapped it for today since I know what I can get with the chunks (and I want to make sure dinner is tasty).
Is that normal though? I figure the smoke from the pellets will be a little different, but when I couldn't stand to smell it because it was so bitter and acrid, I can't see where the results can be by good.
I am missing something here?
Anything I need to try?
Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!