Brand new to smoking. I have been reading about modifications to the "Big Chief" front loader smoker. I have a 2003 model brand new.
It is pretty cold here, around 20 degrees in the area I want to smoke. Which is in the garage by a window to release the smoke. I would try outside but it is much more cold out there.
So I am curious, I have learned mixed input about the insulation blanket. I will be trying that. However, my question is, I have heard people adding a higher wattage element to their smoker. Mine is 400 wattage. I am looking at adding a different element to my smoker. Would this help to keep my temperature more stable? If so, what wattage element should I seek out? Is there certain brands that only work with certain smokers? Or is this even needed if I decided to build a insulation box with the blanket?
Any help would be appreciated. I would love input about adding different element.