Well I have reconstructed a warming cabinet into a smoker. I posted some pictures on here some time ago. Anyhow I have run into a problem with the heat, or lack there of. My cabinet only gets to a temp of about 160*F max on a hot day. I need/want the temp to be higher somewhere around max temp 250-275*F. I am using the element that was in the warmer. My question is can I still use the same element maybe with a PID to increase the heat? can I bypass, or modify the thermostat that is in the cabinet.
if not what do I need to do. Start with a new heat source. If so any ideas on a set up for the heat. I would like to stay with the electric heat if possible.