Need help with Elec Charbroil

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by earlk, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. earlk

    earlk Newbie

    Just bought a Charbroil H2O electric smoker. I tried to use it several times and can't get the temp above 200 and the meat above 140. Using hickory wood and the controller turned all the way up. Have called Charbroil twice and they have not helped. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
     
  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Haven't used or even seen this unit, but i'm guessing the stock thermo is junk.
    How about a pic of the set-up???
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bubba's prolly dead nuts right on the thermo, altho you mention the meat temp. You have a hand held digital? What's your
    weather like? Rain by chance?
     
  4. I have a Char grill also. Your thermometer is sticking. I'm not sure about why your meat temp isn't getting above 140 though. I haven't had the problem with the meat temperature. That should be a problem with the heat controller. If you have a warranty, have Char grill replace your heat control unit. Replace the thermometer with a high quality thermo from a restaurant supply shop.
     
  5. tjw in kans

    tjw in kans Fire Starter

    have you done any reading on here about meat temp plateau? i was nervous mine stayed at 140 in different brands/types of smokers, for about an hour, then finally started going up slowly. so you may not actually have a problem.
     
  6. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i converted my charbroil to elec using a 1250 watt unit have no problems holdind 250*
     

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