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post #41 of 46

 

This is the one I git I do believe it is the 1500 w. I am hoping with the the mods IO have done (the basic ones and with the lid sealed pretty good along with the sand the heat should be where I need and want it to be..Only time will tell I guess lol

post #42 of 46

Using the stock element is going to make it hard to control. The element is always on so if you seal it up too well it could run hot. I haven't used my ECB in a while because of that which is why I am currently building a PID controller so I can actually set the temp.

post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by bmaddox View Post
 

Using the stock element is going to make it hard to control. The element is always on so if you seal it up too well it could run hot. I haven't used my ECB in a while because of that which is why I am currently building a PID controller so I can actually set the temp.

that's a good point perhaps I will just leave the top lid unsealed and use it for more airflow.

 

Still new to the smoking game but what is a PID?  I assume that it is like a temp control valve or something along those lines.

 

Thanks for the tips dude I appreciate it :)

post #44 of 46

A PID is a programmable temperature controller that uses a temp probe to turn a device on and off. For smoking the are used to either turn an electric element on and off or turn a pit fan on and off.

 

I am building one with parts I bought online and it will cost me about $60 when it is done (but man is it a headache). There are companies that sell them already built but they are $150-$250.

post #45 of 46

That's more than the smoker cost

 

Gary

post #46 of 46

Gary, I use a raspberry pi controller on my ECB attached to a computer fan. It wasn't to difficult to assemble, I set temps from my computer or phone and let it be. 

 

You can use it on more than one smoker as well. 

 

Totally worth it!

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