Propane heating element in wood smoker?

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by rustyford, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. rustyford

    rustyford Fire Starter

    I have a second hand, home made smoker. It is a wood/charcoal burner with sfb. It smokes great, but for long smokes it gets tough to regulate sometimes...so here's my question(s).
    Has anyone put a propane burner in anything like this? I would use wood/charcoal for the first part of the smoke, but if I choose I would like the option to switch to the propane to save wood.
    Would it be best to put it in the sfb or in the smoke chamber?

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  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    In the SFB is where I would put it.  Should work great.  You can use a pan filled with chips on the burner for smoker generation too.
     
  3. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree the SFB would be the best place for the burner. You will have to cover it to keep ashes out of the burner, or make it removable.
     

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