I need some tips on using my new vertical electronic water smoker. I am a grill man by nature and have never smoked or been around anyone who smoked anything. Sad, but true.
So I get this new smoker and no where does it say if I add wood chips, lava rocks or anything under the electric element. Just put the water pan on top of the element and cook away. I fould one web page that mentioned you add nothing but that seems like steaming to me, not smoking.
Am I missing something? Should I just fire it up and see what happens?
Any advise would be helpful.
Please forgive the late response on the electric water smoker, but here goes. I have a Brinkmann smoker, and there is a bed of lava rock under the element in the bottom of the smoker. One places chunks of wood around, but not touching the element, and plug it in. The heat from the element, and the lava rock causes the chunks to smoke. Above this is the pan for water, beer, wine, just about any liquid you wish to use. I hope this helps.