My Refrigerator Smoker w/pics

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by possumgritz, May 20, 2008.

  1. possumgritz

    possumgritz Fire Starter

    She's finally complete! It has been a labor of love with this jewel. I wish I would have taken step by step photos but I have some of the end result.

    Step 1 - Take out the motor and components
    Step 2 - Cut each corner and take off the exterior walls
    Step 3 - Strip all the foam out and replace with fiberglass insulation
    Step 4 - Weld 4 1/2 pipe to smoker generator and cut hole in fridge
    Step 5 - Use alluminum angle iron and pop rivet the walls back together
    Step 6 - Pop rivet angle iron inside the box for racks
    Step 7 - Cut wood dowels for hanging
    Step 8 - Hook up PID controller
    Step 9 - Smoke the hell out of some meat (this weekend)

    There were a lot of other things that were done but this is the jist of it all. If it were not for this forum, there would have been no way I could have made this bad boy. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job possum!![​IMG] Can't wait to see how it works.[​IMG]
  3. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man, you got er goin on now! Nice job!
  4. john dice

    john dice Smoke Blower

    That is one heavy duty looking fridge. Great pics thanks for the info, I am thinking of making a smoker out of a range stove or a fridge next year. Maybe both and have one be charcoal and one electric.
  5. chargrilled

    chargrilled Meat Mopper

    Great job! Can not wait to see some qview from that bad boy. cold or hot smoke? Beauty for sure.[​IMG]
  6. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job! I love seeing others' refer conversions. They are a labor of love as are the good stuff to come from them. Keep us posted.
  7. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job , looks awesome !! now show us some Q-view [​IMG]
  8. yeah baby....thats what I'm talk'n about. Looks great.

  9. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thats great. Can't wait to see it in action.
  10. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    x2 [​IMG]
  11. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice lookin rig, excellent work.
  12. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I like it! Nice job [​IMG]
  13. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice. start the smoke.
  14. geob

    geob Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking rig. Will smoke for food.

  15. 7outof10

    7outof10 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    wow that is cool my father inlaw has a cupple of frigese like that.........and the best part is they are just siting there broken never to have food put in there agin he said .....or maby not ? [​IMG]
  16. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Damn nice unit......................Great job....................Love the two door setup...............
  17. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    Nice Job! [​IMG]
  18. i have the same food proofer that you have and i too am making a smoker!

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