Building my own cold smoker, what would be some good ideas for a cheap smoking compartment?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by regnes, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. regnes

    regnes Newbie

    As in the compartment the meat/cheese/whatever are stored away from the heat. I saw a lot of DIY guides using metal garbage cans which I liked the idea of, but I was unable to find any around town, they're all plastic now.

    I was almost thinking of buying a big plastic rubbermaid or something, it's cheap, lightweight, and with lots of space. Though, I'm concerned about it's general food safety, I know it's not going to be heating up at all, but I still want to make sure I'm being careful lol.

    Any other ideas of something nice and easy?
  2. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Big cardboard box?
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  4. stickyfingers

    stickyfingers Smoking Fanatic

    I bet you could find a food grade 55 gal drum you looked around. Paper, craigslist, trader post.
  5. kihler

    kihler Smoke Blower

    Build a box out of cedar fence boards. 
  6. Good idea.

    I won't use a garbage can, galvanize or plastic. 

    A wood box is a very good idea.

    You could use a wine barrel, or just build a simple box.

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