Smoker Temp. Control

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by braggjr, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Hello all,

    I've been smoking sausage in an old freezer type smoker. Something I just threw together several years ago. I started with a couple electric hot plates then went to a propane burner in the bottom. This worked well but I didn't have the temp control I liked. So.......A few days ago I came across a commerical double door freezer which I plan to turn into another smoker(Thing is beautiful!). I'm looking for some help with a better way to control temp. Prefer a dial type control. Don't really have to get over 200 deg but would be nice to get around 250 if I decided to smoke some ribs or a brisket. I can use electric or propane since I haven't started anything yet. Sorry for the long post and thanks fo the help!

  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. I can't help you with your heat problem, but someone will be along shortly that can.
  3. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. There are people here who will definitely be able to help you. Unfortunately, I'm not one of them. :)
  4. mikey

    mikey Smoking Fanatic

  5. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  6. Thanks guys! All help is appreciated. I have 110 and 220 available. Anybody ever try to use a oven or stove top and it's temp controls? Been searching on the site and have many ideas. I like the smokedaddy. Thought about getting one of those for smoke and some kind of elect element for temp control. I found a pic of my old freezer smoker. Wasn't much but it worked great. Just wasn't able to smoke more than 50-60 lbs at a time. This one will look better thus keeping the wife off my rear about trashing up the house and property :). I'll try to post a couple pictures. One of some finished sausage and snack sticks and another of the new freezer.
  7. rejii

    rejii Smoke Blower

    welcome to the site i made a smoker out of a fridgebut i just used a damper and small burner and it smokes and maintains temp great good luck with it[/IMG]
  8. sixpack

    sixpack Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

  9. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome from Pittsburgh, PA
  10. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    welcome from wyoming

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