So this was originally an electric grill, then gutted and made into a charcoal grill (not by me), then I acquired it and cleaned it up/repainted and a handful of SS nuts and bolts later and this is the end result.
- I put in a new 1100 watt electric coil burner, surrounded by some ceramic briquettes.
- Attached to the burner, I've attached insulated wiring that is connected to a router speed controller (hanging off the side of the leg). Controller has a 15 amp fuse.
- The burner has an aluminum pie pan (raised 3/4" off the burner) for the wood, with another pie pan on top with holes drilled for smoke escape.
- Above the wood chip box/container, I'll put an aluminum pizza pan for dripping and to keep things clean.
- The grate is cast iron (I believe), and I've added some stainless U-bolts on the sides for easy removal/handling.
- The exhaust is made of a 1" offset conduit connector, with a 1" coupler topped with a piece of cork for when it gets stored in the garage.
- The temperature gauge is a Man Law Temperature Gauge that got good reviews for its accuracy. I know, digital is usually better than analog for temperature readings. lol. I was on a budget (college kid and all).
- The lip of the lid was sealed with Fireblack 125 High Temp Tape Gasket.
- The smoker (still yet to be named) has reached and maintained a high temp of 350*F.
** I was not endorsed by the name brands used on the this smoker, just want to answer any possible questions that may arise in the future :) **
Soooooo what do you guys think?