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newb needs advise on smoker

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ok i have built a fidge smoker but it only get up to 130 tops wich is dine for jery. but i am wanting to do more smoked fish and turkys so what i am wondering is i have a side bureder off my old grill i just junked. would that burner be good enough for a 3'x3'x5' smoke house and beable to reach 200 degres the shack would actually be 6.5 or 7 feet all together.

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Welcome to the forum!

First make sure your thermo is accurate with a boil test. It's gonna take a fair amount of fire to heat up a unit that size. The side burner might be enough. Experimentation will tell the tale. I put a side burner in my vertical which works great, but it is no where near as big as your unit.
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What are you using for a heat source now?

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Thread Starter 

im am using a hot plate i got from manards

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Would it be possible to put a second hot plate in there? 

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Yes you can use a hot plate on a thermostat and a hot plate that is on all the time. Works great. Or get a hot plate with higher output

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