I have another post going on this subject but thought I might grab a little quicker interest and response posting here. I got a bit off track on that other post anyway and I have a turkey thawing in the fridge you know.
Being I have a remote thermometer and plan to buy another dual probe remote thermometer I just don't see the sense in a flashy PID sitting on my smoker with all that expensive electrical stuff sitting outside exposed to the elements.
Besides the expense of the PIDs and I can't read the numbers on a PID sitting in the house anyway. With the remote thermometers I'll be able to monitor smoker temps as well as thick and thin cut temps in the smoker from inside the house.
So I've been looking for the cheapest means with which to one, go electric with my smoker and two, regulate the heat in my smoker.
Just take my hot wire through the thermostat to the element and back to the neutral wire in my cord.
Once I find my temps I smoke at I just mark them on the thermostat and I should be good to go.
Yeah opening the insulated box I have made for my smoker may loose some heat but once the thermostat is set or I have marks set up for different temps I really shouldn't have to bother with it much, I'd think.
It'd be great to hear some feedback on this. I've already found my high temp wire and got plans in line for a new outlet out on the porch.