I'm sure this has been asked before but I can't seem to find a good thread on it. I have a smoker I made out of an old blanket warmer. I took the bottom and put a 1500W U shaped heating element in there similar to this:
Then put a thermostat on it and mounted it in the wall of the unit. The probe is then about 10" above the heat unit on a bracket on the wall.
Here's my problem. Lately the smoker only gets to 160 or 170 degrees tops. I took the probe out of it's bracket and put it outside the door and the smoker got to 240 or so. Obviously it's the heat control but wondering what I should do?
I've never liked the temperature control of this unit so should I switch to a digital unit? What's recommended, and how do you wire it?