Tex_77 I agree, top vent open, lower vent controls air flow. Usually more flow=higher temp. Riley Renwick Use the smoker for smoke and use cooker to cook…I’ve always used a water bath, no bag, and I like the look and texture. Doesn’t dry up, stays nice and juicy! Seriously give it a try, anything that holds water can work. We use turkey fryer, some use roasters, or sous vide, you could do it on a stove top with a small pot. Use what you have, don’t try to make the smoker do more than it’s intended use.
fourgonefishn I have electric, gas and stick smokers. My electric MasterBuilt is the best insulated of the bunch and is a set it and forget it. The other two you will learn their Idiocracies by the need to constantly tweak draft, fuel, ect… against what the weather God is doing that day. Then there is always the need to make sure sure that you have fuel to finish the job. But I can also smoke/cook w/o power. Long story…A quality electric will work well for what you are planning and then some. I you like to tinker or want to sit around a smoker with a bottle and maybe some friends the other types will keep you tinkering.
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