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Brinkman temperature control

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by shadylakedon, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. shadylakedon

    shadylakedon Newbie

    Hey folks, new guy here from New Jersey. I recently purchased a new Brinkman electric smoker to replace  my 8 year old one that the heating element burned out on. Online they looked identical, how ever when I recieved it I found the element did not have any kind of control as the previous one had, just a plug and play deal. I've used it a couple of times and it works well, but still don't like the idea of not having any control. Is there any kind of aftermarket rheostat I could splice in?
  2. shadylakedon

    shadylakedon Newbie

    thanks guys, 49 views and noone has an idea?!???? sombody gotta know something ??
  3. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

  4. ringodad

    ringodad Fire Starter

    My solution was a web site by Nate Elston, where he made a controller using a PID. If you google Nate Elston it should pop up. I think the blog is called "taming my Brinkman smoker"
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2011