I'm done with chip trays
I bought a cast iron chip tray and if cast iron isn't hot enough to smoke the chips, then I don't know what else is. I got the tray b/c I didn't want to just throw the chips directly into the fire b/c they burn up in minutes...pretty in-efficient to me.
After the smoke, I can look into the tray and the chips are still as they were when I first put em in. You can barely smell the smoke.
I'm sticking to chunks from now on. If you think about it, a bag of chips costs about the same as a bag of chunks, depending on what type of wood and place of purchase, but overall, they're about the same in my area. I bet a whole bag of chips is just the equivalent of a few chunks. And, the chunks burn longer.
Is this anyone else's thoughts too? For you chip tray guys, what do ya'll do?