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55 gal drum electric smoker

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by triggerguard, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. triggerguard

    triggerguard Newbie

    hello everyone, im new to the forum and cooking in general. i was wondering what element could heat the inside of a 55 gal drum smoker i am constructing. is there any element that can obtain temperatures up to 250 to 280 and operates on 110 volts? any info would be greatly appreciated.
  2. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

  3. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have two drums that currently run on charcoal baskets but I recently salvaged the grill portion off of a foreman outdoor grill. I was thinking it may work and it has the temp control just like an electric skillet. I think I will give it a shot in the spring, maybe with an a-maze-n dust burner a few inchs above the grill.

    Good Luck and Please keep us posted with what you end up with.