I have searched through this board and have found various suggestions but no overall consensus on where to put the chips on my electric water smoker. It is one of those Char Broil ones with no directions or place to put chips. The most logical suggestion I have heard is to put a pie tin directly on the heating element or somehow use some type of a support to get it right above the element. Is this the best option? I hhave also read that people put lava rocks on the bottom of the smoker and put the chips in foil packets on them.
I am looking for an input or suggestions. This is my first use of the smoker. I got it for Christmas and never got around to using it because I never had a day to dedicate to smoking.
I am probably making ribs and possibly a brisket, depending on what I can fit in there.