I'm English, love bbq and 'american' style bbq and smoked food. So I decided to have a go at building a small smoker and seeing if I could make a little jerky...possibly ribs, if all goes to plan.
I've researched tons of designs, ideas, plans etc. I ended up with a plywood built, electric hob smoker...very basic but it works. I put the heat on last night (bit if a chill in the air) and hit 170f. Tonight I'm going to test my smoke.
Couple of questions:
Should I line my smoker with foil? Would this retain heat better? How do you apply the foil?
How much chips should I use? I know its very broad, but I'm thinking too much would take too long to burn and not enough would burn too quick...am I right? What temperature will the chips smoke at?
I'll post some pics of my smoker soon.