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Electric smoke house advice needed please

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Hello,

I am looking to build a smoke box/house.

Basically a bigger version of a MES smoker.

 

I am thinking about 6' tall 3' wide and 12-16 deep.

Thinking about 1/2 Plywood construction with blue board 1 or 1.5 insulation then maybe additional 1/4 OSB on the outside of the insulation.

 

I want use this for cold and hot smoking sausage. I want to load it up with 50 pounds of sausage at a time. 

For smoke I want to use the Amazing Smoker pellets, probably in a mail box mod, this way I can easily smoke cold or hot.

 

For heat I want to use a controller to run the electric element, probably 1500 watts or maybe even 2 - 1000 watt plates.

I dont have a problem setting up the controller with a relay or scr etc to run the elements.

 

My question is ... can I generate enough heat from the hot plates(s) to get the temp up to 250? 

If not .... what other ways can I generate heat and control it to my desired set point temp?

 

thanks in advance

Kevin

post #2 of 4
Smoke below 140 then cook the meat in your oven or steamer or simmer in water...... Don't worry about getting to 250...
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the ideas.

I really want to keep it all in the box until it is done cooking though.

 

thanks Kevin

post #4 of 4

Good insulation and proper venting with a big enough element or 2 I don't see why not. You could even pipe smoke in from an old woodstove to supplement the heat on cold days. Honestly I think you could do it.

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