I love instructables and whenever I get an email from them there is always 1 or 2 cool projects in it that really interest me in some way. Well today’s email didn’t disappoint and had a nice writeup on someone’s terracotta smoker.
I previously had attempted this myself but the hot plate I picked up didn’t work very well. It only got up to about 190 so things would take forever. I then attempted a charcoal version based off something else I had seen but that didn’t work that well and while trying to figure out the right amount of air to allow in I cracked one of the 2 pots.
Though I may be attempting something like this again. Recently we were cleaning out my wife’s grandparents house and I found a portable electric grill. The burner on it was significantly bigger then my previous one. I went ahead and tested it out and I turned it off after the inside got to 250 degrees. So now having a proper heating element, I now have to pick up an Arduino so I can then monitor the temp and turn the burner on and off as needed to keep the temp I want.
Hopefully this summer will be the time I can jump back on that project. Will be quite fun and a good warm up for the metal smoker in the future.