Here's my new smoker, take that neighbors.... Since I got busted with the Fire Smoker UDS I had to build a electric one to be compliant. I was gonna buy one but I love that drum smoker just to much, so here is Sparky. I got the heating element from Cabelas, it's made to convert a ECB into a sparky. I was really surprised at how great it ran. I checked it a few time with my Taylor digital therm and it ran 235* at the lid. I put some ceramic pucks on the bottom to help hold heat. I put 5" bolts to raise the element from the bottom. I used a sealtite connector for the powercord and put some feet on it. I used a chunk and some chips of hickory and smoked a spatchcock cornish game hen for a break in, two hours and it was done at 160* and was crispy skin, I can't explain that. Actually I burned it in the night before, spray it down with canola oil and burned a few chunks of hickory to season it. The weber 17" fire grates fit perfect for grilling grates. I was gonna camo paint it but it already looks nasty after one smoke so black it will be. Still need to make a therm holder and add a ball valve, other than that it's done.
Edited by meateater - 10/4/10 at 4:09pm