Possibly getting an Electric but need tips on which one.

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by duffygould, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. So the wife and I are moving in 2 months. So far we're gonna be on the third floor....[​IMG][​IMG] Oh well it'll be a good work out! Anyways 3 flights of stairs is too much to carry my ecb and gear up and down everytime I wanna smoke. I need some tips on electric smokers for the patio. Its a cemented patio so no worries. I'm looking for something probably less than $100 and hopefully has some temp control. Any ways cheap is a must since were poor, hince my ECB... and another question: has anyone converted the ECB charcoal to elect.?
  2. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The ecb conversion costs about $30.00, and is very easy. Brinkman makes an electric element specifically for this project. Given your price range, and the capacity of an ecb, I would think this is your most logical option.
  4. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That or drop the 40 to 70 on an electric Brinkmann. I like mine, it is the red gourmet version.
  5. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Either buy the conversion kit for the ecb or upgrade to a stock electric ecb, either way can get much cheaper then that.........ecb are good little smokers that are proven to work with a few mods.........
  6. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    What did you decide on? I realize you are not a beginner but I just got a buddy started (martinhouse2000) with an ECB electric.
  7. bull

    bull Fire Starter

    During my seperation from my first wife.........I lived on the second floor of a big apt. complex.
    I lived the same delimas that you are facing.
    I went with a Cookshack Smokette and still use it after 9 years a heck of a lot.
    Its extreemly well insulated and works like a charm.

  8. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thats about all there good for...

    I agree, set it and forget, produces some quality Q! [​IMG]

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