So I have had an electric smoker for about 2yrs and would consider myself a novice still with smoking. Chicken wings, and smaller items I can cook well in my electric smoker. I've had a problem with larger meats because my electric smoker doesn't have a side chip loader, so if I need to add chips I have to open the door which allows heat to escape thus allowing the meat not to be cooked. I've read and been told that I need to change the chips every 45 min-hour because the ash will "create a harsh tatste". I recently bought some Jack Daniels wood chips. The smell is crazy from the bag, however I didn't notice a change in flavor when I used them with my wings. My question is if I use a wood smoker will there be a definite flavor change in the food versus the electric smoker. I also need to ask in the electric forum about switching wood chips and getting a "generic" smoke flavor, versus something specific. Thanks all!