I live in northern Ontario where its probably around -13c or 10f or so today and I am breaking in my new Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite. I had a cheaper smoke hollow that I needed to use a ratchet strap to keep it closed and with analog electric heat, I had to adjust the heat all day as well. I love that this new smoker has a door latch and is digital.
I have 2 questions maybe you can help me out with.
1. I accidentally bought some wood pellets and have only ever used chips. My new smoker says to only use chips. Now that I have opened this 20lbs bag of pellets, is there any problem using pellets where smokers call for chips?
2. There is a link on this site for a 5day eCourse on smoking. Anyone done it? Any good?
I have only been smoking for a couple of years and still learning.