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Converting an old Brinkman charcoal to electric

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I'm hoping to use an 1100 watt hot plate and hoping to achieve temps of over 225. I do have an outside average temperature of 85F + during the day almost everyday. Do you all think 1100 watts will get me there in that somewhat small smoker ?
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Check out this replacement heating element, with temperature control, and see if it will work for you...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Replacement-Adjustable-Thermostat-Controller/dp/B00HDMDA2I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460047706&sr=8-1&keywords=brinkman+electric+element

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So I'm guessing you're thinking not strong enough. You know I think I might already have something like that except it probably has no temp control. I got to dig it up when I'm back in the States. I did just buy a new hot plate.
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So I'm guessing you're thinking not strong enough. You know I think I might already have something like that except it probably has no temp control. I got to dig it up when I'm back in the States. I did just buy a new hot plate.

 

You will have to disassemble the hot plate and remove the safety devices for it to work....   The over temp switch mainly and then fabricate a device to hold the element...  It will need rewiring to protect the wires....  Then reinstall the temp control so it will work.... 

I have done all of the above....   the element in the link is much easier and much safer....  

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