Charcoal & Electric Smoker

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by danbono, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi All I have an Master Forge Electric verical smoker..I've used it a few times with good results.

    I'm just wondering IF I placed some pieces (2)of charcoal in smoker would I get the red/pink smoke ring?

    Thanks Dan
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dan, morning.....  I have an electric also... I don't worry about the smoke ring so I don't know much that would help you out....  Try it and give a report back about flavor, color etc.....  take pics....  Dave
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    That Charcoal thing has been reported to work. I never worried about it because I have both Electric and Charcoal Smokers and there is no difference in taste...It's all AWESOME!...JJ
  4. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Back when I was still using my MES I would sort thru a bag of Royal Oak lump and pull out the long skinny peices and put them in the wood chute. It did seem to make a little better smoke ring.
  5. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    When I first started with my MES, I knew going in from reading/research, that electrics do not produce a smoke ring.  There was a lot of discussion on this electric forum about trying to produce that smoke ring.  I tried the charcoal in the tray, but had mixed results.  Since everyone agrees that the flavor is still there and the Q produced from an MES smoker rivals that produced by any quality smoker, I decided the effort to try and get a smoke ring wasn't worth it.  The only place a smoke ring matters is in competition Q, since electric smokers are not allowed in smoking Q competitions, there is no point in trying to get a smoke ring from an electric smoker.

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