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Can't get my electric smoker hot enough

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Can't get my electric smoker hot enough

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btgordon | | May 6, 2009 04:03 PM

Hey Hounds-

I have a question. I recently built a aluminum trashcan electric smoker, very similar to this one:

http://bbq.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsi...

And I just can't get the damn thing hot enough! It gets to around 160 internally, and just will not get warmer. I am eagerly awaiting a new hot plate, but the one I have currently seems to get pretty hot. Any advice?

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