Ways to Heat up a Big Chief. HELP!

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by baresnake, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. Hey guys,

    I do all my smoking in the winter in pretty cold temperatures (-25C/-13F) and am looking for ways to get the temp up on my big chief.  What do you guys recommend? Looking for all the help i can get.

    Thanks,

    Jake
     
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Last edited: Feb 23, 2015
  3. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Jake,

    What types of meats are you smoking in the Chief?   You might consider a flame proof insulating blanket,  replace the stock heating element with an adjustable 1000w unit. (I have two Big Chief's with this modification).
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you have a top loader Chief, not sure how I would upgrade the heating element when it comes to placement of the controller switch.   I would need to see a pic of the bottom side of such a unit.
     

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