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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by woodruff, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. woodruff

    woodruff Fire Starter

    HI im new to this site and to the world of smoking meat verses grilling , smoking that ive done for last 12 years. i recently took my used (once) charbroil charcoal smoker and added an electric hot plate and a few modifications ( steel bottom, temp guage) to make it easier to maintain a constant temp without changing charcoal as much, the problem is the temp with just the 750 watts hot plate is running 150 degrees but with a few charcoal pieces and some chips it ignites and goes well over 300. Do i just need a hotter plate or maybe leave out the charcoal and just go hot plate and wood????? thanks for any and all help
  2. bigpaul

    bigpaul Newbie

    Hey everyone! BigPaul here from FL. this is an awesome site. I'm a vet at grilling but new to smoking. Just bought a Brinkman and am already making modifications to it. I plan on smoking some ribs this weekend to see how it goes. I'll let you know.
  3. jtribout

    jtribout Meat Mopper

    1000 watt plate should give you a 225-250 without the coals. It sounds like you are trying to quit using coals and find a easier way to maintain your temp?

    For $59.00 HD has a Brickman electric. Nice unit for the money with having to mod the hell out of your old coal unit.

    Keep on smokin
  4. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF Woodruff!!
  5. woodruff

    woodruff Fire Starter

    thank you for the info , mind me asking if hd is home depot? ill check that out , being that fathers day is around the cornerill try and persuade the family (4) to get me a new one, the one i have is over 10 years old and has been cooked on one time. i do alot of griiling on my gas grill and even alot of indirect cooking using only 1 or 2 of the five burners at once, this works well but dont have that lip dripping tatse like smoking does, thanks agin for your help and thank s for such a great forum. , i forgot to give other info about myself, im 35 years old love to cook and grill indoors or out. desert or appetizer, mainly meats . i have a coleman 3 brner gas grill with side burner , my newset is a uniflame 5 burner with sideburner, i do use a smoker box alot with these. avid cooker and also make handcarved fishing lures. thanks
  6. jtribout

    jtribout Meat Mopper

  7. woodruff

    woodruff Fire Starter

    thanks jtribout for your help. i checked that out and looks like a great place to start,
  8. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Big Paul -- Welcome to SMF. Glad to have you. If you could copy this intro to your own thread in the 'Roll Call' section you will get a more proper 'welcome' to the site from the nice guys and gals here.
  9. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, Woodruff. Glad you are here.
  10. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  11. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome Woodruff...happy smoking!
  12. woodruff

    woodruff Fire Starter

    updated my profile, still finding out some of the features though. Happy Cooking[​IMG]
  13. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    welcome to de club..

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