I thought I would give a update on my Brinkman electric smoker I purchased a couple of weeks ago.
I seasoned it per the instructions with a coat of vegetable oil on the inside and had no problems.
Before I went any further I ordered one of those Maverick Redi Check smoker thermometers and so today I did a kind of dry run with the smoker.I have the smoker assembled just as recomended by Brinkman but I did wrap the water tray in foil.It came with two sample chunks wood but since I don't what kind of wood it is and the smoker is made in China I don't want to smoke any food with it.
I checked to make sure the themometers were accurate using boiling water.I wrapped the two chunks of wood in foil and poked a couple of holes in them and placed them next to the heating coil,I did not soak the wood.I filled the water pan with warm tap water,placed both grills and the smoker thermometer and plugged in the smoker which is under a covered patio,the temp today is about 70 with a light wind.
It took about 10-12 minutes for the temp to reach 225.After about 30 minutes it was 268 were it has stayed steady for the last 2 + hours.After it got to the 268 mark I could smell smoke but not see any but now it beginning to smoke through the lid.
The temp seems a little high to me if I wanted to smoke some ribs but I have heard of some ways to lower the temp by using a router controler or an extenstion cord.Would adding more lava rocks raise or lower the temp.I would welcome any tips you all might have.