I have an old Commercial dishwasher that i am getting ready to set up to do sausage. I insulated the walls with fiberglass for now just to get an idea of temp I can attain. I may change that out for better inusulation and currently the back and the bottom do not have any yet. I just threw in a brinkman element I took out of an old brinkman smoker to test. It was 40 outside and I hit 275 before insulating the door. It also needs a new door deal. I would love to get a round element under 12" to fit where the stock element is to avoid having to cut the floor apart to make room for the Brinkman element. I do not want to give up any of my already limited vertical space. Most of the circular elements I have seen are 1000w so that may be borderline if this Brinkaman ia actually putting out 1500w. I would like to be able to still hit 250 for doing stuff other than sausage. I just bought a $3000 mini laboratory oven at a thrift sale for $10 for the PID and was super excited yesterday but the PID is broke and it is over $100 to repair(lists at $400 lol) Oh well, It has a quality SSR in it so I will break even on the deal.
Firguing out racks soon. for now just rods will work as I have sausage to do. Here are some pics. Still need to clean it up.
Edited by craddock - 11/16/13 at 3:53pm