Food holding cabinet smoker build

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fullsmoke, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. fullsmoke

    fullsmoke Meat Mopper

    This unit isn't insulated Iam thing I will stud walls and use 3.5" insulation got a plug and play pid 1800watt and a brinkmann 1500 watt element have about 25cu ft wanting temps around 240 max and thought or improvement let me know thanks
  2. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Hi FS, I've got about the same setup as you


    I don't know for sure but I think my cook box is a little 

    smaller than yours.

    Assuming you've got 'er sealed up pretty well, when

    the weather is decent and fairly warm, it will work ok.

    I smoke with mine in the winter and you've got to pick

    your days and times.

    I have been seriously considering adding an aux

    heating element to mine.

    The insulation you want is rockwool, brand name

    around here is Rokul.

    If I can be of any help to you please let me know.

    I will get the measurements from mine and post

    them on here.

    Keep on smokin'                             Ed 
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2016
  3. fullsmoke

    fullsmoke Meat Mopper

    Thank you very much GJ I got some rockwool today and steel studs
  4. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Whew, it took me a while to find you again.

    My smoker is 12.5 cu. ft.

    So depending on where you are located 1500 watts

    probably isn't going to be enough.

    One thing I have done when it is really cold out is

    I made a plywood piece just the size of my smoker.

    Then cut it in half, cut a hole in it for my smoke pipe.

    By using this I can make my smoking chamber as

    small as I need to  

  5. fullsmoke

    fullsmoke Meat Mopper

    I am putting it on a 18x26 1/4 steel that will slide to make it big or small I will have a round 23 cu ft
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2016
  6. fullsmoke

    fullsmoke Meat Mopper

    What is the size of your box inside

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