Originally Posted by Big Iron
Turned at pretty well! Juicy, great bark, and the right temp. Smoked six hours though and I have almost no smoke ring! Any ideas why??
Yea it's an electric. You don't produce enough NO (nitric oxide) to generate a "smoke ring". You need combustion and oxygen to synthesize NO. You have heat but no combustion. The temperature you generate isn't high enough to synthesize enough NO to react with the myoglobin in the meat to generate the "smoke ring". You produce <2 ppm of NO while a charcoal pit will generate 100-200 ppm of NO.
The "smoke ring" isn't formed by smoke. The "smoke ring" is really a chemical reaction of the myoglobin in the meat to NO.
Edited by BBQWillie - 2/20/16 at 1:35pm