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.

  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!

  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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