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Old 11-06-2010, 02:53 PM   #1
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I have a friend that has a huge smoker on a trailer, that he'd like to make more automated.

I assume he could use a PID/SSR with some sort of thermocouple to set and turn on and off the propane burners much like we use them for turning on elements.
Yes?

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Old 11-06-2010, 03:02 PM   #2
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Auber (PID company) sells a bunch of smoker-specific stuff. Also, do a Google search on those terms. There are forums out there with build threads to do exactly what you are looking for. I read through one lately where the guy's PID was connected to a computer fan which in turn regulated the smoker temp (somehow). That build thread had a huge number of pictures.

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Old 11-06-2010, 03:50 PM   #3
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I have a friend that has a huge smoker on a trailer, that he'd like to make more automated.

I assume he could use a PID/SSR with some sort of thermocouple to set and turn on and off the propane burners much like we use them for turning on elements.
Yes?
Yep. I have seen a bunch of builds using all sorts of controllers.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:01 PM   #4
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I figured as much.
I would have showed him my RIMS in a tool box, but sold it last week. That would have been easy for him to see, only need a gas control valve instead of electric element.

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