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Propane VS Electric

rick031

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Hello new to the forum. I have 2 smokers with 4 racks each and they are propane. The propane smokers I find I have to watch them a lot when the beat begins to cook. Especially the bottom rack. I was wondering if electric smoker is better or basically the same. I seen in a post in a post to leave the door open a bit to get a internal temp of 140. I'm putting jerky on tomorrow so Ill experiment opening all vents, opening the door a bit. Tying to eliminate checking it a lot......thanks
 

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An electric smoker is going to have a temp controller built in, so IF it's accurate it will keep the smoker at what ever temp you set it at.

However all smokers have hot spots in them, so even with electric you may have to rotate the racks for jerky.

Al
 

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