So after discussing whether or not to go ahead and get a MES AND a previous discuaaion about using a hotplate in a Big Chief, I decided to see if there was a plug-n-play PID controller that didn't cost an arm and a leg and found one at Auber's website on sale for $129 until midnight tonight...
(forgive me if this violates the link rule)
I know it says for Bradley smokers, but it also says for "other" electric smokers. So I'm wondering if this will work on a hotplate mod in the Big Chief?
I've looked and looked at wiring diagrams for various setups, but I can't for the life of me make heads/tails out of them (don't want to set anything on fire, KWIM?), so plug-n-play it'll have to be.