This is my first post. I frequent this site often for tips and useful information. I'm getting into smoking with a Char Broil Electric vertical smoker -Model #11201677. I'm seeking advice on getting it to work effectively. I've tried using it a couple times & need some help.
Used unsoaked wood chips- Didn't seem to get much smoke until around 250-60 & even then it didn't seem like much. I used a water pan. The temperature could go all the way up to the 300+ degrees if I wanted. No extension cord. Just a test run on pork chops.
Used soaked wood chips and wanted to try smoking some thick burgers. Couldn't get much smoke and couldn't get past 225 much with the thermostat cranked all the way up.
I'm in OH. I've smoked things that aren't smoked by a lot of people just because I"m trying to get familiar with the smoker the first couple times. I'm using a Maverick Thermometer to gauge the internal temp of smoker.
I'm trying to hold off on getting AMNPS & trying to find some options that will get me more smoke and ability to have higher temps than 225 if needed. Any help/advise would be much appreciated.