Originally Posted by jdkimbro
Thank you for the replies. I just got done with my second smoke, a Boston Butt.
For the first half of the smoke, I had the temperature set at 230° and when I looked into the chip loader could see unburned chips just sitting. I decided to crank the heat to 250° and voila, more smoke and ash-ified chips. (Interesting side note; the temp held steady between 228-232 at the lower temp but cycled between 242-261 when set higher.)
Going forward, I think I will bend the chip tray and use a higher temp.
Next mission will be to figure out how to get the elusive Smoke Ring.
I had one long ago that wouldn't smoke until it hit about 230°.
I knew this was wrong, so I called Masterbuilt. Found out it had a bad Chip burner assembly, with an extra piece of metal between the chip drawer & the element. They sent me a new Chip burner assembly, and I swapped them out.
This one started smoking at 66° in the Winter, and then flamed the chips, because it was too close to the Heating element.
Got an Amazing Smoker, and never used the chip draw again. Been in Amazing Smoker's Heaven ever since that (6 Years).
No legitimate Smoke Ring in an Electric Smoker----All Show Anyway.