If the smoker has a thermostat on it it will not work. The element will hit 350°
and turn off. I dont think i would even attempt it as a 350° element would take forever to get the oil upto frying temps and then when you put your bird in i really doubt that it could recover the temps fast enough to do a proper fry.
I see anything on the heating element that looks like a thermostat.
I would rather avoid spending $100 on a turkey it I could use the electric smoker I already own.
What about using a hot plate in the bottom of the smoker?
Any ways I am going to try it on a 6lbs chicken tomorrow.