Converting an old Brinkman charcoal to electric

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by bang4dabuck, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. I'm hoping to use an 1100 watt hot plate and hoping to achieve temps of over 225. I do have an outside average temperature of 85F + during the day almost everyday. Do you all think 1100 watts will get me there in that somewhat small smoker ?
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Check out this replacement heating element, with temperature control, and see if it will work for you...

  3. So I'm guessing you're thinking not strong enough. You know I think I might already have something like that except it probably has no temp control. I got to dig it up when I'm back in the States. I did just buy a new hot plate.
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You will have to disassemble the hot plate and remove the safety devices for it to work....   The over temp switch mainly and then fabricate a device to hold the element...  It will need rewiring to protect the wires....  Then reinstall the temp control so it will work.... 

    I have done all of the above....   the element in the link is much easier and much safer....  

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