I just picked up a new 30" Sportsman Elite from Cabelas after having an electric one a few years ago that the element went out on then failing miserably with a propane model.
Anyway, I seasoned the new one all up and decided to smoke a couple loins this morning. Loaded up the chip tray as usual when preheating, put in the meat then was going to add some more chips. When I pulled out the loader a big fireball shot out from the burning chips. I've never had that happen before on the old one. I had soaked half the chips I was going to add so I tossed them in and it put out the fire. Is burning chips a common issue on these now?