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satisfied mind

Original poster
Jan 8, 2007
I've learned so much from this forum and I just had to join. I jut got a simple Brinkman electric smoker for Christmas and I've been putting it to good use. Any tips for an electric smoker? I've been using wood chips wrapped up in aluminum foil and for the water pan I've been using different fruit juices like apple-cranberry and orange juice.


Smoking Fanatic
OTBS Member
Jul 11, 2006
West Central Illinois
Welcome again to the SMF
Time and experiences are the best teacher..If you are getting a little smoke coming off the smoker the wood chip burn is about right....most folks tend to overload with the chips at first...You might want to try just spraying the meat with the juices you are using and put some warm/hot water in the pan...think you would obtain the same effect you are after with less cost...probably a better transfer of flavor I think

Good luck! and we all like food porn pictures...

larry maddock

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Sep 27, 2005
hello hello,
im glad to meet you...

i have a electric smoker myself...
i get great results from mine..
practice makes perfect....

i just put 10 lbs of leg quarter with cure and a fatty in fridge.

in about a hr i will start timex to warm..

in about 2 hrs ---meat will be on smoker...


Smoking Fanatic
OTBS Member
Welcome to SMF. Not a Missourian, but hill folk none-the-less. We'll take him.
I used to put fruit juices and what ever marinade I used in the water pan of my ECB. I don't think I ever used water, except a cup or two through smoking to keep the stuff in my water pan from burning.