Like some of the others, i don't know the specifics of your cooker, but I get a nice smoke flavor and smoke ring out of my FEC. Yeah, the flavor isn't as strong as a stick burner, but no one has complained about the flavor (except the judges at Moweaqua, IL two weeks ago when they tried my chicken entry
I'm not trying to seel you on an FEC or even keeping your Country Smoker. maybe it isn't for you. One note, however... Are you looking for thick white smoke? You don't need to see smoke to get smoke flavor.