Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by mike kulpa, May 31, 2014.

  1. mike kulpa

    mike kulpa Newbie

    Just bought this smoker and it doesn't get very hot with an extension cord.  I have a thick 6 foot cord with it I get like 150 degrees, straight into the wall socket I get 210. These temps are what I got when I cured it, so I'm thinking once I add meat and water in the pan I'll be lucky to get 120 degrees.  It is a bit windy out today but I have it sheltered from the wind pretty much. Any ideas? 
  2. mike kulpa

    mike kulpa Newbie

     I bought a new 9' 14 gage extension cord and now the temp is constant 200 degrees. I checked the gage in boiling water and it read 210 so I'm guessing it's on. I found an old oven thermometer and I put it inside on the rack and it's reading 350 degrees. A friend told me I need to buy a good digital and I'm beginning to think he's right.

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