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Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by whiskeyfoot, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. whiskeyfoot

    whiskeyfoot Fire Starter


    My name is Jake, and I just bought a used Cabela's Deluxe Electric Smoker used from a friend.  It's this one:

    So, I don't have instructions, so I'm wondering exactly how much wood goes in the tray at the bottom.  It's about the size of a pie tray, and it sits directly on the heating element.  The day I bought it we just put a handful of chips in there, not knowing how much to add, and smoked a few chicken leg quarters.  They turned out pretty good, so I'm not too concerned but was just curious!  Thanks!

  2. Search for "Thin blue smoke" or TBS on this forum and  you will find lots of guidance on using wood chips to get the correct amount of smoke. In short, the smoke should be thin and light, usually lasting 30-45 minutes per refill. Avoid heavy white smoke, which may result from placing too many chips inside the tray at one time. After a few fills you should be able to best judge how much to put in at one time for your particular smoker. As a start, use 5-10 chips and go from there.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2012
  3. [​IMG] to SMF.   Your gonna love this site!!!
  4. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Whiskeyfoot

    i am a dedicated wood burner so I can't be much help but i did want to welcome you to SMF.   Why not stop by Roll Call and tell us bit more about yourself so we can help you better.
  5. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome!  take a look around and make yourself at home.  Great info and great people around here. Enjoy, and dont forget to post pics.
  6. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Jake!

    Lots of watt burners around here to help you out with that unit.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  8. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Welcome aboard!
  9. scrappynadds

    scrappynadds Smoking Fanatic

    [​IMG]Your going to love your new/used smoke and this site........
  10. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF
  11. whiskeyfoot

    whiskeyfoot Fire Starter

    Thanks for the greetings!!!

    I am going to read that post about Thin Blue Smoke, and see what I can learn!  I'm already addicted to this site! haha [​IMG]
  12. Welcome aboard whiskey!!!!This site IS addicting...The people here are Awesome.....

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