So fired up the new smoker today after having seasoned it during the week.
For those wondering about the motive for Brent putting a PID temp control into the mix with these electric ovens you only need to be where i am at and quickly get to see the benefits.
Have not built mine but it will be high on the list of to do's asap after this initial experience.
These units come with a dial up heating setting thermostat but its not graduated in any meaningful way for smoking other than low medium and hot.
So when you want to get the oven to set at a specific temp like ones stove, well you got to fiddle then let it sit then fiddle and let it sit and so forth until you get to the temp you want.
PID control heck you set it and forget it and it will take it to that temp and be done.
Nothing is as good as real world experience making you see the merit of something. Oh boy without PID its trial and error all the way and always will be especially if one considers outside temps, wind etc variables changing what the oven looses each time you use it.
Big thanks to Brent because without him and the visit to see his setup i would never have risked buying one of these and if i had i can see where it would not have been as enjoyable as its going to be once i get the pid sorted.
Ted if you read this can you let me know how you plan on doing temp control with your propane unit. Initially i was interested in propane but doing a control would be something else no?