RE: Smoking - Start Cold or Warm?
Regarding using the wood chips with and electric smoker: I would advise putting them in before the unit gets hot because my instructions advised me to put the thoroughly soaked chips in between the coils. If you let the unit(coils) get hot, it is very difficult to maneuver.
I cannot help you with the fish as I have nver done that but when I use pork, beef or turkey or chicken, I put them in and turn it on. Does not seem to make any difference. I would imagine fish being easier to smkoe and would take less time.
I would bet the Mayor or Bushie would know.
Paul E. Smith