Originally Posted by boisblancboy
What's the purpose of using a cast iron skillet?
I picked up the 2 door Masterbuilt smoker last summer. I'm pretty new to it still but this site has answered all my questions so far. I figure you've probably found a lot of threads about how to use a skillet in these forums already, but if not, just do a few searches. That said, the cast iron skillet keeps the chips or chunks from flaring up. I use a 6 inch cast iron skillet in my smoker and I even cover it with some tin foil with a hole or three poked in the foil. I put the skillet right on the chip pan with no additional modifications (to the pan itself). I found it best to only use 1 chunk at a time. This helps to keep the smoke thin and blue.