Question on exhaust stack

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by smokin swede, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. I am in the process of modifying a storage cabinet into a watt burner for sausage. Those of you that have electric smokers, does the smokestack extend below the top down into the smoker or is it flush with the top? It seems it would hold heat better if it was at least halfway down into the body of the smoker. I plan to control heat with a PID and install a smoke generator so I can cold smoke when I want.
     
  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    mines flush with the top.
     
  3. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Depending on what/how you are going to smoke, the stack is there to vent off moisture as much as anything. This is particularly true in sausage, jerky, and cured products. If it were halfway down, I don't think it would perform this function very well. I think the moisture would condense on the inside ceiling of the smoker and likely rain down on your products and if not ruin them, leave some pretty unpleasant results.
     
  4. Thanks for the input. I'll install flush with the top.
     

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