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Hot plate and wood chips question

MeatosBanditosMeatosBanditos Posts: 259
edited 8:12AM in EggHead Forum
A friend is looking at building his own smoker and asked me a question about will the hot plate be hot enough to smoke wood chips. I didn't know the answer so I thought I'd give the eggheads a crack at it.

So...

Will a 750 watt hot plate make wood chips smoke in a pie pan?


Thanks,
John

Comments

  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    alton brown once did that with some salmon in a cardboard box here is the recepie
    but it gives no cardboard directions but does tell you how to cure the fish


    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/smoked-salmon-recipe/index.html

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • If I remember correctly, Alton Brown used sawdust instead of woodchips with his hot plate.
  • Thanks for the replies, they aren't quite answering my question yet.

    The big question is does that hot plate have enough wattage to smoke the wood chips? And at what temperature does wood actually begin to smoke?

    Thanks
    John
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    Friend converted an old fridge into a smoker for cold smoking fish and the hot plate was too hot. He disconnected 1 element and worked fine. Did not need many chips with this setup for good smoke curing. Most time were 48 hrs or so if I remember right. (been about 20 years)
  • Thanks for the info FlaPoolman.
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    not sure about wood but paper burns at 451f

    (thank you english 101)

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • Good to know too! Thanks Bente
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