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post #21 of 36
Aluminum is fine. If it's thin and gets too hot though it can melt,
post #22 of 36
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Aluminum is fine. If it's thin and gets too hot though it can melt,
Thanks guys! I found a nice thick pan for chips it worked great to season for about 8 hrs today then a friend said he though aluminum was toxic if heated very high. Thanks for the comforting comments !
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post #24 of 36
The aluminum will burn and put aluminum particles in the air and on the food... Not good... Usually W-mart has the SS thin pans from a Big Chief smoker that works very well.... they heat up fast and transfer heat rapidly to the chips... and they last forever... I'm using one that's about 30 years old...
post #25 of 36
http://www.livestrong.com/article/143570-poisons-from-aluminum-cookware/

I learned something. Doesn't mean I will stop baking cakes in my aluminum pan since aluminum is in the mixes...
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Broke it in with a little chicken today! [IMG]
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post #28 of 36

Looks great!

post #29 of 36
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Pulled pork....... Turned out to be chopped pork. Not quite long enough in the box I guess. Was a solid 8 hrs but I think I opened it to many times :/ meat temp was 195f though I did pull it right at 195 maybe should have left it in another hour?
post #30 of 36
I take pork butts to 205 IT for pulling. 185-190 for slicing or chopping.
post #31 of 36
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Second chance redemption ! Smoked another pork butt, this Time 13hrs in the smoke with temp @ 220-230 then foil and finish 2hours without smoke and a hr rest. Wow just wow! What a deference
post #32 of 36

Yep, when it hits 205°, wrap your butt in foil when you take it off the smoker, then wrap in towels and let rest in a clean, empty cooler for an hour or two (or more). This makes all the difference in the world.

post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by JmossIII View Post

Got the heating element installed and the gasket on the door

What heating element did you end up using? Can you provide a link?
Also, do you use a PID controller?
Great build!

Trevor
post #34 of 36

looks good starting on my in 2 weeks. more pics

post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by usaftrevor87 View Post

What heating element did you end up using? Can you provide a link?
Also, do you use a PID controller?
Great build!

Trevor[/quote

Thank you!
No PID, just the element for now. Here is the link

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00HDMDA2I/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1451438274&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=smoker+heating+elements&dpPl=1&dpID=61yX8MrQtTL&ref=plSrch
post #36 of 36
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looks good starting on my in 2 weeks. more pics
Here is the element, I had to make a pocket out of steel to inset the element because the back wall was to thick.
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