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by GrillinGlen
Sun Jan 26, 2014 17:04
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 4293

Thanks much, makes good sense, I'll do it. I have enough heat to get it as hot as I want, the concern is that the lower part of the chamber would get too hot because the element is cranking hard to keep up with the heat loss. everything but the floor is heavily insulated, I'll deal with that next. GG
by GrillinGlen
Sun Jan 26, 2014 03:03
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 4293

insulation

I'm redoing an old 48" stainless propane smoker, took out the burner and replaced with an electric element on digital controller. I've heavily insulated the top and the walls, is there a benefit to insulating the floor. Since heat is rising I wasn't sure. I apologize if this is a silly question. tha...
by GrillinGlen
Sat Jan 04, 2014 01:37
Forum: For beginners
Topic: hot dog casing size
Replies: 3
Views: 3233

hot dog casing size

Ive seen that many use a 24-26 mm sheep casing. Id rather use hog casings, I can get hog casings that are listed as up to 28 mm and some that are 29 mm to 32mm. Id like a bigger dog but dont want it ridiculous. What are your thoughts, experiences
by GrillinGlen
Fri Mar 29, 2013 21:01
Forum: Smoked pork products
Topic: First Buckboard Bacon
Replies: 18
Views: 13584

curious about smoke times and temps, and of the finish IT. My first batch i cold smoked for 8 hrs then hot smoked @ 180F (the lowest temp on my pellet smoker) untill 130F. I was very happy with the results, which was a relief considering the butts came 2 to a pkg and was about 23 # total wt. A good ...
by GrillinGlen
Sun Feb 17, 2013 17:49
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: Smoker design question
Replies: 14
Views: 10059

Is there some avantage to having a chimney vs just putting a damper vent in the top of the smoker?
by GrillinGlen
Sat Feb 16, 2013 02:11
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: electric heating element ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 16335

Charlie, I will be using 110, its a Ranco single stage ETC. The smoker will be well insultated when i'm done, I'm a year around guy and it gets stinkin cold here. I'd like to know the name of the element you got and where you found it. Thanks for the help
by GrillinGlen
Sat Feb 16, 2013 00:55
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: Smoker design question
Replies: 14
Views: 10059

CrankyBuzzard wrote:
also, if the vent I'm seeing is the only top side vent the heat may have a tendency to concentrate there.

Charlie
I wondered about the top vent, it seemed like a screwy placement. Would i benefit from making a stack /damper of some sort on the roof and closing off the front one?
by GrillinGlen
Fri Feb 15, 2013 20:53
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Hi New Guys - Introduce Yourself
Replies: 1295
Views: 336616

That makes sense, thanks for the tip and for the warm welcome
by GrillinGlen
Fri Feb 15, 2013 20:08
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: electric heating element ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 16335

electric heating element ideas

I'm looking for suggestions for a heating element for my cabinet smoker that is 48"x24"x18"(265cm x60cm x45 cm) i already have a controller, but the little hot plate that came with it wont get past 90*F. I could get a bigger hot plate but am hoping for something better. I've seen replacement element...
by GrillinGlen
Fri Feb 15, 2013 18:24
Forum: Smokehouses. Construction and Maintenance.
Topic: Smoker design question
Replies: 14
Views: 10059

Smoker design question

i just bought this stainless steel smoker for a song, plan to use it for cold and some hot smoking. Its a gas smoker but I have an electric element and controler that I'm going to use. Its 4 ft high by 24 inches deep by 18 inches wide (265 cm x60cm x45cm) It has one adjustable damper 7 inches(18 cm)...
by GrillinGlen
Fri Feb 15, 2013 17:15
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Hi New Guys - Introduce Yourself
Replies: 1295
Views: 336616

Hi from Idaho, USA I'm pleased to find this forum, found it on "Smokin Dons" blog, whos a member here and fellow pellet smoker. I havent actually made a sausage yet but its my current obsession. I have a birthday coming up and i've requested a decent grinder, stuffer and meat mixer. I'll be in touch...