Cheese in the smoker check out the can and soldering iron.
After the smoke already wrapped and ready for a cold nap.
Enjoy the view.
Did you burn the iron off before you used it.They probable use a lot of oil in manufacturing it cause it's not painted steel.
So, did you drill a hole in the can and slide the tip of the iron into the chips? or set the can on top of the hot iron? not to clear in the photo. I like the idea and plan to give it a try.
How long did you smoke for?
What woos did you use?
Wet or Dry Chips?
The "Metallic Taste" is most likely "Creosote"
Open a vent for some oxygen, and it should make a difference.
DO NOT soak you chips!
Try using pellets
Go to Walmart
A 3 Pack of stacking non-stick cooling racks are $9
Punch a hole in the side of the can, and stick your iron thru the hole
DO NOT soak your chips
Did you burn off the can too. A lot of cans use a food grade rubber type of sealant on the seams and lids (since they don't seal cans with lead solder anymore). You may want to "SEASON" the can too.