First off, hi to all. I've stumbled upon your site by accident and started researching until now my eyes are about to glaze over.
Problem is, our Masterbuilt electric smoker gave up it's ghost. (Purchased @2 years ago at Sam's). Worked very well, until....
Husband already took out the element after taking some fancy measurements and determination that it's the culprit. I would have hoped that only the connectors are bad, but no such luck.
I understand there is no replacement element available, so what are our options?
Saw some threads about outfitting a smoker with a hot plate, but I wonder if that contraption will last long, since all the controls are inside and exposed to heat and steam. So, I don't know about that.
Second thought I had was to retrofit the smoker box with some sort of gas burner. Would that work? Husband said that lack of oxygen would thwart that option, but I'm nothing if not persistent until proven wrong :-)
By the way, I just purchased one of those Amazen smoke generators today after reading y'all's glowing reviews. So all I really need is a heat source to be able to do some hot smoking.
If you could steer me towards a workable solution, I'd greatly appreciate it.