New electric smoker.

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New electric smoker.

Postby sancho » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:56 pm

It's built from an industrial ice box. It has a 1500 watt heating element. We ran it for several hours yesterday noting the thermostat compared to the thermometer. It would hold 165 perfectly. We turned it up and down to different temperatures from 140 all the way up to 220 to see if it could maintain hot and cold temperatures for sausage smoking. All while performing in cool windy conditions outside. This really did turn out excellent.


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Re: New electric smoker.

Postby Rambo » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:35 pm

Where does the wood go? what do you catch the grease in?
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Re: New electric smoker.

Postby sancho » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:05 pm

These pictures don't reflect it, but there's a deflector that goes on top of a cast iron pan above the heating element. The pan holds the wood chips and there's not a whole lot of grease. Pork fat renders at 160, so if you smoke much beyond that your sausage will not be good. The grease that does render will drip onto the heat deflector.
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Re: New electric smoker.

Postby Papa Tom » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:06 pm

Looks like a winner there Sancho.
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Re: New electric smoker.

Postby spacetrucker » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:45 pm

waiting on a picture loaded, looks like it should hold a bunch!
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Re: New electric smoker.

Postby ChileFarmer » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:03 am

I like it, Really nice build. I looked forever trying to find a box like that. (never did) So guess I will stick with my smoke house. CF :D
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