I have a 30" masterbuilt electric smoker and for the life of me I cannot get a good smoke flavor on anything I have tried. I have used apple, maple, and cherry chips. The temp will only go to 275, I am not sure what to do
You could also try Hickory chips.Alder wood also has a strong flavor
With my smoker I have to use a specific kind of wood chips *Luhr-Jensen brand.It's shredded not chopped or large chunks.
If you still have the problem getting it to temp try using an insulated jacket and wrap it around the entire smoker.It will help to maintain a consistent temp while your smoking.
I use mine in the winter it really does it's job.
If your with me that's great. If not. Get out of my way.