עָטִין
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 07-10-2011, 10:46 AM   #1
Sean "Puffy" Coals
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Sean "Puffy" Coals's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-29-10
Location: Buffalo, NY
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Electric smoker questions

I just have a few questions about how electric smokers work:

Do they have adjustible air inlets like stick burners do?

How important is airflow?

Do they run as hot as a stick burner?

Do they need the same ventilation or can they be used indoors?

How do the results compare to other types of smokers?

I'm asking because I saw Home Depot had a good sized electric smoker for $80 and I was thinking of getting it.
__________________
"Eating 'Que isn't making me fat- it's the beer I drink while lounging by the pit."
Sean "Puffy" Coals is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-10-2011, 11:05 AM   #2
purplestarrider
Full Fledged Farker
 
purplestarrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-23-11
Location: Arvada, CO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I have 2 electric smokers. I just got the new one once because it has 2 things i think the first one was lacking. Both of mine are MES 30" the first is an analog. what i don't like about it is that it has a small hole for the air venting. and the second is it has a control knob so you have to play with it to get the temps right.

My new one is the MES digital. it has air venting system that i can open and close and beable to help control the temp. Also it has a digital temp. so i jsut type in the temp i want. it comes close. then i jsut adjust the venting like i do with my offset.

No you can't do it in the house. I think that airflow may not make as much of a difference as it does on the offset but i will say i am liking having an option on mine now.

I think the most important thing is to get the brand and find out because i know some are really easy to work with and others
are not.

That is just my $.02
__________________
Jess-NBBD (still learning) Imperial Kamado (restoring) MES 30" Digital
purplestarrider is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
advice, electric, home depot, smoker

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric smoker scp Q-talk 13 09-12-2011 12:51 PM
HELP, New Electric Smoker Joetown Parrothead Q-talk 13 12-25-2010 09:40 PM
Electric Smoker questions again suprfast Q-talk 13 07-16-2010 02:14 AM
Looking for an electric smoker suprfast Q-talk 22 06-28-2010 07:09 PM
electric smoker markbet Q-talk 12 10-16-2004 05:10 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.