Converting an electric smoker?

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Converting an electric smoker?

Post by Peaksy » May 23rd, 2019, 12:17 am

Do you guys think it would be possible or worth the effort to convert an old electronic cabinet smoker to a Gravity Feed?

It's just down the road from me, and if it's possible, might be a cost effective way to upgrade to a GF. Current asking price is $AU250 (about USD 170)
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Re: Converting an electric smoker?

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Re: Converting an electric smoker?

Post by ajfoxy » May 23rd, 2019, 1:12 am

I'd say it is possible. At the end of the day all you are adding would be the chute, firebox and transfer tube. Naturally you'd have to insulate those as well. In effect you'd be starting off with the cook chamber and have to add the rest. Presumably the current electric smoker is reasonably well insulated?


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Re: Converting an electric smoker?

Post by Peaksy » May 23rd, 2019, 3:58 am

I'm assuming its insulated, I'm not sure how big it is, but it ran/runs off 3 phase power, so it's probably pretty large. I don't think I could buy the materials for the cook chamber for that price.



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Re: Converting an electric smoker?

Post by Dirtytires » May 23rd, 2019, 9:37 am

Definately possible but not sure it would be reasonable. The added parts are pretty heavy and you have no way of knowing where it if any supports are there to tie into. But, as always, it depends on how much time you want to devote to the the project.



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