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Need more heat??

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Well the element that I got from an Old Smokey Smoker that is electric is working fine when it gets to temp but I've noticed that like doing ribs and stuff (when I open the door) it takes a while to get back to temp as I think it takes to long and I'd like it to go faster so do you think I could just get another element and double it up. Would this help me out or not. I'm thinking if I had 2 elements I could get to temp faster than kick one element back when I got to the temp I needed. Thanks

post #2 of 6
Now I cann't see any reason why you couldn't use more then one of those elements for I have heard of many folks here using double hot plates in smokers before.
post #3 of 6
Sure ya can add another element. Ya can also add some thermal mass in the form a concrete pavers er bricks, I did that in my gosm an made recovery lots faster when ya opened the door fer somthin.
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Never thought of that, great idea on the bricks.
post #5 of 6
People using the Brinkman Electric, which has an element like yours, often put a few pieces of charcoal near the element.
If you've got a heavy pan under the element, just toss a few pieces of lump charcoal or all-natural briquettes in there about 1" from the element and that will give you some heat and you might like the flavor too -I do this every time for those reasons.
It might take a little more air intake to get the charcoal going.
post #6 of 6
I put some pave stones wrapped in tinfoil on the bottom of my smoker. It recovers much faster now.
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