Question About Electric smoker

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by niniron, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. niniron

    niniron Fire Starter

    I was woundering what the best way to keep the temp steady.
     
  2. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use a ecb with a 1000 watt hot plate-I use a thick moveing blanket wrapped around it to get to 225-I have also added lava rock around & on top-seems to help also.
     
  3. brentman0110

    brentman0110 Meat Mopper

    For my little lectric, I ensure that I always have water in the pan and try to not lift the lid to much to "check" on the meat. Make sure that you buy a thermometer that you can keep in the meat at all times and can se the temp without lifting the lid or opening the door. I have a remote therm so that I can se the temp wherever I am at.
     
  4. niniron

    niniron Fire Starter

    Thanks for the information
     
  5. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    Have you ever thought of wiring in a thermostat?, that is if you are having a hard time keeping the heat from too hot...
    Just another idea[​IMG]
     
  6. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    MAke a wind break..........That will help alot.......The thermostat is a good idea too.........I made one using the thermostat from an electric frying pan.............
     
  7. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wiring in a temperature controller works well if you are having trouble keeping the temp steady when the unit is in need of maintaining temp.

    If wind is your issue a wind block is the answer

    For keeping temp steady after opening the door then the use of a water pan or fire bricks will help.

    If outdoor temps are too low like here in Michigan then moving to Florida will help[​IMG]
     
  8. ptjd

    ptjd Smoke Blower

    I have a MES that I bought at Sam's club, it really keeps the temp stable.
     

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