Sportsman Elite 30 for Christmas.

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by tmayeux, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. The Wife and kids got me the Sportsmans Elite 30 for Christmas.

    I seasoned it yesterday, and will put a bird in today.

    Going to use it as is from the factory, until I can get a new thermometer and a meat probe.

    Only question is, it has a small vent hole in the rear, is that going to provide enough venting?

  2. Works fine on the one I have.
  3. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit

    If you have the 30" Gen 1 it's the grease drain in the bottom back.  There are holes in the side chip loader. 

  4. not sure what Gen I have, or how to tell.

    My wife said she got it at Ace Hardware.

  5. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit

    Gen 1's have door latch on the left, hinge on the right, top right rear vent and back middle bottom grease drain. 

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    Left latch and handle.
    Front center drain
    Top right rear vent

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  7. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit

    This is the electric analog controller model.  Now people know what you have and can share mods to turn it into a great smoker.  

    Last edited: Dec 26, 2015
  8. Seems to be working well.

    I thought I mentioned that it was the analog, sorry.

    Pulled the wood box after 2 hours, cherry and pecan, wife does not like an intense smoke flavor.

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  9. Pulled it a little early had to finish in the oven for about 20 min. But it crisped up the skin so it was fine.

    Waking up early got a 8.5 pound butt to cook

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  10. Pork butt on now


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