Hello, I am just getting started with my new MasterBuilt 30" Electric smoker and looking for info to start my first smoke.
The Northeast USA is a bit cold this time of year (30-40 degress F) so I am really not sure if this smoker will work or the affect on cooking times. Any cold weather smokers who have used this MasterBuilt electric smoker who can comment?
I've got a couple of questions I am looking for suggestions too so if anyone would care to chime in with your experience with using such a smoker that would be greatly appreiciated.
I plan to start by smoking (2) 3-4lb chickens. I've researched the brine I plan to use and believe the cooking time at 235 degress is about 4 hours. Sound about right?
Based on what I could find, the smoker starts with a hand full of chips and after about an hour you add another hand full. From then on I believe it is a matter of watching the amount of smoke and figuring out if and when more chips are needed. I know cooking is an art and not a science but If anyone has experience with this electric smoker and could share their techniques I would appreciate that.
I've signed up for the 5 day course but would like to get jump started
Also, based on what I could find, it seems it is best to use dry chips in this smoker rather than soaking them - opinions?