36x30x48 gas or electric?

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by gersus, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    Hey guys (and gals). I'm going to build a smokehouse soon and was wanting your thoughts on whether I should go gas or electric for a 36x30x48.

    I would probably use a burner like pops used. (Thanks for the write up Pops!) if its not too big for this size.  If the gas would be too much I could use a 1000w hot plate. Electric would be handy since I wouldn't have to worry about running out of gas.

    The smoker will be mostly used for sausage and bacon. I have the MES for hot smokes.

    I live in Missouri so temps vary hugely from 10 F to 110 F. The MES has no problem keeping temps up.

    Thanks for all the help!
  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The propane burner has 3 different burners on it making it very versatile; then add a needle valve and you can almost infinitely adjust your temp, dialing it in quite easily.
  3. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    Awesome Pops, that sounds really good and the price on that burner is great!

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