I am new to using an electric smoker.
I have used propane and charcoal smokers in the past.
I had thought that I would get a smoke ring, but have heard now I won't. I can accept that.
However, I end up with a lot of water around the smoker (have been putting water in the water pan). I have read a few posts that say not to use any water.
I am also having a problem that I am not getting any smoke flavor in my meats. I do replenish the chips quite a bit. About every 30 minutes to an hour. However, they don't all burn through. I leave the vent open.
Can someone please help me to make this smoker work? I spent more on it than I planned, and so far, I can't get good results.
Also, what temperature would you typically run, say, baby back ribs? I've been currently running them around 235 degrees. Am I going too hot? Should I be going at a lower temp?
Any help would greatly be appreciated! i am really frustrated trying to do the electric smoker, and I really want to enjoy it.
Oh, I have a Boulder Creek electric smoker.