I have a Smokin-Tex electric smoker (a Cook Shack knock-off) that I have been using with an AMNPS for my smoking needs. However, I've been very frustrated using it to smoke sausage, because the temperature swings are too big and uncontrollable....I end up with rendered fat, or needing to pull the sausage out early and finish it in the oven or a hot water bath. I know that others here have installed a PID controller to get around this problem, but I don't feel comfortable making those mods by myself.
I am considering getting a Big Chief electric smoker off of Craiglist, and using that for smoking sausages. The heater element supposedly only gets to 165 deg F, which would be about perfect for smoking sausages anyway.
Does anyone here have experience using either a Big Chief or a Little Chief for smoking sausages, and can offer some input?
Thanks in advance,