So I am in the planning stages to build my Gatorade Smoker. I am making it from an old display cooler I got from work.
I am going to put this smoker in my garage and vent it outside. Allowing me to be able to smoke all year. I want to make this as safe as possible.
I am going to use electric finned strip heaters mounted in the bottom for the heat.
A pid unit for the controls
The A-Maze-N smoker for the smoke generator
A 6 inch blast gate for the stack out the top. With a 6-4 inch reducer to 4 inch vent pipe to go outside.
Here ia a drawing of the burner layout.
This is what I have so far ...My question is with this type of controller can I run both the strip heaters at once resulting in 1800watts of power?
Would there be any major advantage of setting this up to run on 240V instead of 120V?
Also will I be able to controll the heat from as low as 130* - 140* to as high as 250* - 300*?
I know ...asking alot aint I!
Thanks in advance for any help you can give!