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Temperature range

steves8860

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Another beginner question. My smoker can get over 350 easily. But I wonder if that would ever be a good idea.
Would it diminish the lifetime of the heating element? It's 1500 watts.

For instance if the meat was not coming up to temp quick enough to meet my schedule, someone suggested kicking the temp to 350.

Would it be better to just throw it in the oven?
 

chef jimmyj

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If the smoker is designed to go to 350, there should be no issues running it there.
If you have at least 4 hours of smoke on your meat, finishing in the oven is always an option.. ..JJ
 

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