I am new to the forums here but have read some really good info so far! I am thinking some of you may have some good insight on what I need to do with this project... Recently my workplace was going to throw out a FWE E960 food warmer. I scored it for $100... It is a double door warmer with convection fans in it etc. All works except for 1 element I found out today... It is supposed to hold temps of up to 190F. I could only get it to go up to 140 or 150 in 2 hrs... After a little looking I found a dead element. These can be replaced for like $60...
I would like to be able to smoke at 225F for butts ribs brisket etc... I also smoke a ton of sausage and jerky etc. This would work perfect for that but I need a hotter temp for the briskets \ butts.
I also have a converted fridge smoker with a robert shaw rheostat and an oven element (small one) that works great... I thought about gutting it and moving everything over to the FWE but think I would need a bigger element.
The FWE's inside dimensions are as follows: 44" W x 48" H x 24" D... That is the area I would need to heat. Any Ideas in elements rheostats etc? I plan on making or purchasing a smoke generator to provide smoke so I can cold smoke in it as well... All ideas welcome! Experiences etc. I just dont want to buy the wrong stuff or if I could use the stuff I have I will... The rheostat for the fridge runs off 220... The FWE is 110 has 3x 500W elements... Pics below.
Any Ideas Fellas?