I'm a first time poster and a newbie to the world of smoking. I am a long time fan of BBQ and have decided to try my hand at making my own.
I decided to slowly dip my toe into the water by starting out with an electric smoker.
Ive been reading around the forum and have learned a lot.
Here is my plan of action and question.
First of all, I plan on using the side wood chip loader that it comes with.
How often do chips need to be loaded? I was hoping to be able to load in a brisket, for example, at night and just let it go. Is that possible or do I need to wake up every hour to reload the wood chips?
In the future I may explore than A-MAZE-N but I just spent almost $300 on a smoker and not really willing to put more money out.
How large of a bag of wood chips should I have on hand? I don't want to be in the middle of smoking and run out.
Where does everyone buy their wood? Rubs and sauces if you buy them??
Any other advice would be fantastic!