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