proper insulation for a fridge smoker

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by juan morkast, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. juan morkast

    juan morkast Newbie

    i will be removing the foam from the fridge and would like to re-insulate the unit. 

    what type of foam do you recommend as insulation?

    the unit has a plastic liner which will be scrapped

    what do you recommend to install as a liner ?

    i want to do this build and would like to do based on "experience". i have never done a build.

    i have loads of experience using a smoker .

    i will be using  2 elements inside, 120v, will be trying to make a smoke generator for it, 2 rakes

    2 inch exhaust vent 

    thanks for any info

  2. I haven't built one yet, but everyone here seems to prefer fiberglass or rockwool instead of foam. I think some type of foam would be okay after you bake the fumes out of it a few times, but you would never know without running tests. I plan on making mine with a 3" exhaust vent.
  3. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    You can buy fire rated foam insulation but it is expensive. Your best bet cost wise is probably rockwool. 
  4. bob-bq

    bob-bq Newbie

    thanks , I will be using the rockwool for insulation, still at the design stage, would like to start it in 2-3 wks whan I have potentially more time:)
  5. doctord1955

    doctord1955 Smoking Fanatic

    I have used unfaced fiberglass on last several smokers ive made!

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