How much smoke??

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by tonio, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. tonio

    tonio Newbie

    Was thinking about getting the Masterbuilt electric smoker. But I'm curious; How much smoke does one of the electric smokers produce in general? I have a pretty large hood in my restaurant. Would the smoker produce such a large amount of smoke that my place would still get smokey, or is the smoke minimal in such a unit as this?

    And yes, I know it would be best to get a bigger one for a restaurant but I'm just going to do a few things with it. Also, I checked with my city ordinance, it's allowed.

    Was also thinking if there was a manufacturer that made a unit with "one" chimney type vent I could possibly hose it up into my ventilation hood.

  2. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Tonio...I think you will probably be fine with the hood ,but if not ,it would be very easy to install a dryer type hose set-up to help guide the smoke where you want it to go , my .02 worth.
  3. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would definitely vent your smoke outside ... if anything should go wrong with your hood (power failure or other) You could have a real problem.
    My .02 cents worth!
    Good luck! [​IMG]
  4. triple b

    triple b Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I think it should be fine.
    It shouldn't cause any more smoke than 2 or 3 burgers on the charbroiler.
    I've had more smoke in a kitchen doing burgs and/or steaks.
    The hood should handle it.

    Chef Brian[​IMG]
  5. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Besides what is wrong with a little smoke in the restraurant I think wood smoke smells great
  6. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    do both- increase traffic from outside & make folks order bigger meals inside.[​IMG]
  7. keywesmoke

    keywesmoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    If you have an ANSO unit, you'll be just fine. I have a MES on my porch and blow smoke away with a small fan.
  8. crownovercoke

    crownovercoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Cant you charge extra for the extra smoke??? Id pay for it[​IMG]

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