I am trying to design and build my first reverse flow smoker and was thinking of heating it with wood pellets.
The wood pellet burner I am looking at is a hopper that gravity feeds pellets to a burn chamber at the bottom. Heat output is regulated by varying the output of a 10 CFM fan that supplies air to the combustion chamber and the flame and heat is then carried into the smoker. It looks something like a blow torch when it is on high. There is a temperature probe that senses the temperature in the CC and regulates the speed of the fan to maintain a constant temperature. It is advertised as being able to maintain temperature at + or - 1 degree.
Has anyone had any experience with this product? (it comes from a guy in china and is sold on e-bay)
Would the forced air heat from this pellet burner harm the smoking/cooking process.
Are there any other pitfalls that I am headed for by going this route.
I am very new to smokers and this is my first build. I am just in the planning and design stages. I have a couple of pieces of 1/4 wall 24 in diameter pipe but nothing else.
All/any input would be greatly appreciated.