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Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by farrellbox, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. farrellbox

    farrellbox Newbie

    Hello, everyone, I use the electric heating tubes do an smoker,a question to ask:
    The smoker size is 100cm * 50cm * 50cm, electric heating power is 1500w, it is enough?

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  2. jalan43

    jalan43 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I have a 1500 watt in my UDS Barrel and it is more than efficient. My top temp is 225 f on a 30 degree day!
     
  3. tdwester

    tdwester Fire Starter

    That should work out great. A 40" Masterbuilt is about the same size as the numbers you gave uses a 1200w element. With a 1500w element you should get very quick recovery time.
     
  4. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    there are several online BTU calculators where you enter the dimensions of the space and the desired design temp.  1200 watts is almost double what you need for the 40" MES, the majority of older 800 watt MES40 owners have no problem with the lesser amount of wattage.  My point is YES 1500 watts for an MES size smoker is way more than you need. 

    Ok having said that, the MES is insulated and I can not stress enough how big a factor that is, especially in cold ambient conditions.  Heat loss will will drain BTUs.  This is one of the big reasons the MES has been so successful, in it's price range there are very few insulated smokers.
     
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hello Farrellbox, the guys gave good answers, could you please head over to Roll Call and introduce yourself and provide location, experience and equipment info. It will help us help you...JJ
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012
  6. farrellbox

    farrellbox Newbie

    thanks guys,

    I would like to add a fan to help the hot air circulation?
     
  7. farrellbox

    farrellbox Newbie

    This is my schematic, what needs to be improved?

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    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012
  8. farrellbox

    farrellbox Newbie

    This is my schematic, what needs to be improved?

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