Basically it is a bit of trial and error, but I put enough sawdust to cover the base of the smoker. I use methylated spirits as the heat source and I generally fill the burner half full, once that has burnt out, I then turn the fish over and repeat the process.hornet wrote:Wolly, I still haven't used my smoker I purchased a year ago ! I lost the instructions, actually there were none but some instructions were on the box it came in, the amount of wood chips has me stumped, do I put a thin layer right across the pan or just lumped on top of the burners ? mine has 3 metho burners, I'm still waiting on catching some salmon to try it out ! figures...I buy the smoker and haven't caught a salmon since.
Mine uses one burner, I have a larger smoker that came with one burner, which is not enough, and later models came with 2 metho burners.
Wood chips if that are being added to the heat source, need to be soaked in water before adding them directly to the coals,heat beads.