My Fridge Build

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by wyrman, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. wyrman

    wyrman Newbie

    I built a smoker last year and decided to put a PID controller on it. One thing led to another and I decided to build a brand new one.

    I found an old GE fridge that seems perfect. Here's a few pics of the progress so far.

    Here's the old one. It's obviously a lot more seasoned now.



    My cold smoke generator.


    The new smoker to be.I got a 3000 watt element for the heat. I'm going to drop the bottom 6" so the element will be lower.



    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
  2. wyrman

    wyrman Newbie

    Got it
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
  3. wyrman

    wyrman Newbie

    I'm still getting the hang of this forum. lol
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  4. wyrman

    wyrman Newbie

    I finished it up this weekend, it's sweet. It'll go from 30 to 200 in 15 minutes. I have painted the csg and fan duct in flat black since taking these pics.

  5. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Looks good wyrman!
  6. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    HOO EEE!  That is a great smoker.  Nicely done!  Gonna do some fine work in it, NO DOUBT!
  7. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks Very Cool!

    How about a tour of the smoker?

    I am assuming 220v.....Correct?

  8. wyrman

    wyrman Newbie

    Sorry about that Tjohnson, I posted kind of in a hurry.

    I put a 3000 watt broiler element in it, and a 60cfm fan from Ebay. The cold smoke generator is design #2 and seems to do pretty good.

    I actually have three switches on the front now, one for the main power, aquarium pump, and the fan.

    I am extremely happy with this smoker compared to my old one, I didn't like the fact with the old one that I didn't have better heat control, now with the PID I will.
  9. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What's the blower on the side?

    Part of a furnace or?

    What's the purpose?

  10. Nice.
  11. wyrman

    wyrman Newbie

    The blower was suggested to me to help keep temps even throughout the smoker and to help keep the smoke rolling through the smoker.

    The guy that suggested it knows his way around a smoker soI took his advice, and I really like the idea.

  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like it came out great - very clean work 
  13. doctord1955

    doctord1955 Smoking Fanatic

    With the fan u will be able to use it as a dehydrator also!
  14. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice build! What do you use to keep drippings from going into that basin with the element?
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2012
  15. wyrman

    wyrman Newbie

    Thank you to everyone for the compliments. Even though it's just a smoker I still take pride in making it look as good as I can.

    I forgot to mention that is indeed 220 volts, and the fan is for a corn stove per the ad on Ebay.

    I bought a cookie sheet that will cover the element from drippings.

    I will be smoking some cnadian bacon this weekend, I will update the pics of the build then.

    As far as a dehydrator, I hadn't really thought about that as I have one already but I don't see why it couldn't be used for that.

    That'd be a big dehydrator.

    I'm thinking about painting the whole outside flat black.

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