Refridgerator to Smoker Conversion

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by frybob, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. frybob

    frybob Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    I converted an old fridge to a smoker this past couple of weekends. I purchased an afterburner from gassmoker.com. I'll bet I invested about 40+ hours into this thing. It sure was fun to do though. I'm not the most handy guy when it comes to metal working. I found a sheetmetal shop locally that cut and formed the metal I needed to complete this project. Here a some photos I took of my refer smoker.
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  2. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very cool lookin unit ...nice job ,time to get her seasoned up [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    wow thats a good looking smoker
     
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wooo... well done. T'ain't easy work...I know... I have bled alot in the course of fabricating The Beast.
     
  5. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I stand and applaude your endevore! [​IMG] Great looking smoker ya got there. Must show first smoke with it......... [​IMG]
     
  6. smokincowboy

    smokincowboy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Wow great looking that should hold a lot of fattys and a rack o ribs
     
  7. Man that's pretty. I'm working on one also, but it was a side-by-side. What did you use for racks? Mine has some ackward sizes.
     
  8. Nice job!!!!! Be sure and post pictures from your first smoke in it.......
     
  9. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Frybob
    I have made a couple myself and know the work and time first hand you have put into that project. Very nice, excellent work !!!
     
  10. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great lookin' unit ... looking forward to hear how it performs for you?
    That door just screams for some art work to personalize it ... eh? [​IMG]
     
  11. zapper

    zapper Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    N I C E ! J O B !



    So what is is gonna be? Ribs? Bacon? Butts? Fatties? Beef? I wanna see some pics of that baby full of meat!
     
  12. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow Frybob, that is a dandy. [​IMG] Is the interior stainless steel? Can you get the temp low enough to cold smoke in it too? Terry
     
  13. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sure, just plug it in. [​IMG]

    Seriously nice job on the tin work! Get it smokin' and post some pics!
     
  14. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like a great job Frybob! I can just imagine how efficient that unit is going to be. Good smoking!
     
  15. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Speaking as an Aircraft Mechanic and Engineer, Nice Work!!!
     
  16. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    haha Mike [​IMG] , after thinking REAL hard, I finally got your joke. [​IMG] Ya got me on that one my friend. Now the next time, its my turn. [​IMG]
     
  17. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm impressed with the end result. Looks as if you're goona have some fun smokin' it up. On you last sentence you said "Here a some photos I took of my refer smoker". Did you mean refridge or reefer? Don't matter, it's all smoke!
     
  18. frybob

    frybob Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    I see you caught the pun I was going for.
     
  19. frybob

    frybob Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Thanks to everyone for your comments. I'm looking to do a brisket, a pork butt and some ribs. I'll probable through in some potatos, corn on the cob and beans when it's time. I'm having my three kids over on Sunday to watch the Seahawks season opener and eat some bbq. I'm really looking forward to it. I'll probably start the brisket tomorrow afternoon sometime and then add the butt early in the morning. Then in the late am I'll add the ribs. I feel like a kid at chistmas. I'll try to take some photos of the finished products.

    Bob
     
  20. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hope the seahawks loss wont effect your smoke and day in a negative way...
    That smoker is incredible!
     

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