Not a Build but a new fridge smoker to me.

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by herms, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Well I get to go pick up my new to me/ old in age smoker.  A co worker of mine sold me a smoker her dad made a decades back.  It is a little rough around the edges and I will have to do some work with new door seals, setting up racking, and creating a smoke stack/ vent system.  I will be getting it this coming sat.

    Also found out that I am getting a older sausage stuffer and anything else they find that has to do with smoking.  Got the smoker misc pieces and the tank for a hundred plus what it costs for fuel.

    Smoker is 66T 46W and 30D so pretty good sized gonna be able to fit pretty much anything I need with easy for the time anyways.

    Im planning on doing a smoke stack on the side and some vents lower for improved air flow.  Normal stop pipe with a cap for rain will work for a stack correct?  Also for door seals use a oven type or what do you guys suggest?  As you can see it will take quite a bit as there are two doors.  I will have to see how the burner work I may just pick one up from Northern Tool for a backup.  As far as racking goes there is a local restaurant store that I think I will be able to find some grates at. He used hooks for everything so those will be included already so if I can switch to either that will be nice.

    Any comments or ideas are welcome.  Thanks once again guys and gals.

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  2. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice! It looks like it has a lot of potential.
     
  3. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks like a ready to go cold smoker. Good luck with it. Don;t forget the q-view!

    Mike
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks like you have your work cut out for you.

    Should be a great project!
     
  5. Question for you guys if I sand/steel brush the outside and then spray paint with a high temp paint would that cause any issue with cooking?  What about the inside? Granted all this is me thinking about what I will need to do as I have not seen it in person yet.   
     
  6. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Painting the outside should be no problem, but I would not paint the inside. Perhaps a light sanding to remove some of the rust, though.
     
  7. That looks almost exactly like an old Kelvinator I used to have. The trim gives it away.

    It was all wood framing/cardboard insulation and smoldered for hours after the first (and last) time I used it.

    Might want to check it out.

    Just an FYI.
     
  8. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That could be made into a great smoker...great find...
     

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