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Char broil bullet age.

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by Rings Я Us, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    IMG_20180313_131706.png IMG_20180313_115059.jpg Anyone have a clue as to when this char broil bullet was made? It still has the lava rocks and water pan. Not even an analog control however. Wonder the wattage also.
  2. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit

    Not a clue, Johnny.
    But the element for my Brinkman is 1500 watts. Optional extra.
    There again, no control, plug in go, unplug stop.

    I'd bet you are looking at 1200-1500 watts.

    If you have or can borrow an Ohm meter you can check its resistance. My element is 10.6 Ohms, on the 200 Ohm scale.

    If you can measure the Ohms of the element, and use 120 volts as the nominal voltage, then enter those in this online calculator: https://www.rapidtables.com/calc/electric/watt-volt-amp-calculator.html
    You can get a rough idea of the Watts. Also the Amps it will draw.

    I merely put in the 10.6 Ohms, and the 120 volts, and got 1348 watts. Which is close enough for me.
    My UDS runs 225-250 with the element. It might cook something. I know it can melt cheese in short order.

    Hope that helps.
  3. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru

    There should be a tag on the base that will give you a model # and or serial #.

  4. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    It's at a consignment shop.. they want to much for it. I figured to offer $25 and put my Masterbuilt 1650 W in there.. at least it's analog.. it's thicker than the masterbuilt and enclosed. I figured it would hold temps good.
  5. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit

    In Mich Igan?
    There's snow in your picture!
    But hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?
    Throw an offer on it, and let it soak. The consignor may take it. ;)
  6. phathead69

    phathead69 Meat Mopper

    1650 watts 20180723_164358.jpg
    Just got a free one also
  7. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

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