20 cubic feet... now what?

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by johnman6996, May 9, 2015.

  1. johnman6996

    johnman6996 Fire Starter

    Traulsen.  I can't find a model number.

    In the above picture the fridge is actually on its top.  This way I can use the top for the fire box, but the doors would be rendered useless.  There is already two rows of holes that I can use to distribute the heat into the fridge proper (in the "top"). 

    I really want to keep the doors.  They are filled with the same foam as the rest of the fridge, but I like the look of them and can latch them rather easily after I change the seal and buy a latch.  I could do an offset fire box as well. 

    I would like to slide this into a brick housing in my patio area when it is finished.  It would be stand alone at first.  I can't afford to do the brick work as I want to add a charcoal grill and a big flat iron grill... so not any time soon.

    I am having a hard time understanding the flow of the heat, smoke, and where to mount the stack.  The fridge measures 20 cubic feet. 2'x2'x5'.

    I can smoke a bunch of turkeys in there... so I REALLY want to make this work.  If I can't or if it will cost a mint to do it just let me know.

    I have no idea what kind of metal is on the inside.  I imagine it is aluminum as it isn't magnetic.  The outside is steel as it is magnetic.

    Thanks for the help!

    God bless!

  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. johnman6996

    johnman6996 Fire Starter

    Definitely not a combination. No divider in between and there was only the refrigerator's compressor in the top.

    I found it on the site that you posted. Aluminum inside with stainless on the outside. Thanks for the link!

    Still haven't decided if it is worth it or not. If I can get the insert out in one piece with minimal damage it could still be worth it.
  4. madman mike

    madman mike Smoking Fanatic

    it will be tough getting the insert out in 1 piece if the insulation is spray foam, and it likely is.

    the shelving should be powder coated and fine. Take a small propane torch to it and see what happens.
  5. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Personally, if it were mine it would be used as a cold smoker. [​IMG]    It's very similar to my 20cf cold smoker.   No need to do more than to put an inlet and output in.


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