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Free warmer henny penny

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by phathead69, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. phathead69

    phathead69 Smoking Fanatic

    TN
    Just scored a free stainless henny penny warmer. Here is couple of pics from marketplace of the same model except mine doesn't have the glass in the door.
    Screenshot_20190813-200907_Chrome.jpg Screenshot_20190813-200849_Chrome.jpg
    So it's 110v 2000W. Elements are working but the fans aren't coming on, think it's simple wiring problem, time and meter will tell. Question is if I can get the circulation fans working can u make an elec smoker out of it with elements being on top. Thinking might be better to pull controls and elements to bottom. Either way I know I'll have to add to add smoke source like anmps or such. Any thoughts?
     
  2. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great score! You might be able to convert it to a smoker by moving the element to the bottom (rewire) so that the heat rises. How hot does the unit run? Sufficient to get wood smoking?
     
  3. siege

    siege Meat Mopper

    This may be a bit simplistic, but can you just turn it over ? Does it have a temperature control ? You may want to talk to someone who has done a similar build about exhaust stack placement. That looks a lot like the proofer we had at the restaurant, and if I remember correctly, the max temperature on it was below 200 degrees.
     
  4. phathead69

    phathead69 Smoking Fanatic

    TN
    Update. Fans work with good circulation inside and elements heat fine they are mounted in top. 20190815_175250.jpg
    So I ran it got to 200F on its gauge. Grabbed my threm pro and checked. The air stream down the side showed 235 and was climbing. Holding it to the aluminum tray racks was showing 185 - 190F. So very least I have a warmer and or big ass dehydrator. Now when time permits I'm thinking I may add an 220 element on the bottom protect it with some stainless. Add pid controller and exhaust stack out top of side. Then mailbox mod and now I have a food warmer, big ass dehydrator or big ass MES.
     
  5. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thats great. Nice find