I have a new Masterbuilt Electric and am using it for the second time. I reported that it did not generate much/any smoke the first time I used it and was told NOT to soak the hickory chips.
Today I have it fired up and it is sitting at 220* with DRY chips and there is no smoke coming out.
The chips are in the pan provide by the MFG and the pan sits in a grate but does NOT touch the heating element. In fact the pan is about half an inch above the element.
I am ready to fire up my charcoal smoker.