Ss Double Door Electric Smoker

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by silverado2100, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. silverado2100

    silverado2100 Fire Starter

    Well i guess its a little late to call this a build cuz its already finished and had a batch go through with little to no issues

    The old made from a heat proofer

    The New

    smoke generator inspiration total $20

    controller;pg102720.html ebay $35

    heres where we got our burner but we just got a kit with the burner and the blower for like 200 but they dont carriy it any more
    Item #49100 Heating Element, 220V, 5000W (E)
    Item #49101 Element Housing, S/S, 5" x 18" (E)
    Item #49200 Motor for 100 Lb. Capacity Smoker (E)
    Item #49201 Motor Housing, S/S, 14" x 11" x 4" (E)

    heres the burner kit we got its still avalible thru allied

    would like to get but not support enough wattage

    i do have a watlow pid controller that is ready to be put on but i dont see any reason because this durostat is doing just fine

    its vented thru the roof so we can smoke all year round in any weather to.
  2. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks good.......nice way to use SS equipment!
  3. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Your old smoker was a monster, your new smoker is a Über monster smoker!

    You have a BBQ restaurant, and are doing homework?
    You have a BBQ catering co. and use your garage for a backup kitchen?
    You are a backyard BBQ enthusiast, that regularly feeds every neighbor withing a 1/4 mile?

    Awesome stuff man, if you don't want that PID setup on your old smoker, I will pay the freight to my house[​IMG]
  4. silverado2100

    silverado2100 Fire Starter

    i guess we could be called backyard enthusiasts, A deal fell in my dads lap where we got the old nonworking fridge for free so we sold our old smoker for 500 and put it towards the new fridge. we do alot of pepperstick salami for ourselves family and freinds. occasonal batches of lake trout and salmon.

    we might be lookin to get rid of the watlow pid controller cuz this durostat is accurate enough for us right now
  5. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow, that is a smoker. I'm so jealous of you guys with the knowledge and skills to make stuff like this from scratch.

    [​IMG]for a great looking smoker. Very professional.
  6. zapper

    zapper Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    I am half jealous myself.

    A few years ago we were scrapping restraunt equipment a couple of times a year and now that I have a use....nothing!

    Nice looking rig.

    I say that there are two extremes to BBQ pits. An old brick wood burning pit and a new shiney SS walk-in sized watt burner
  7. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    WOW and [​IMG]

    That's one heck of a smoker!
  8. sloweredcivic

    sloweredcivic Smoke Blower

    That looks like it was made that way not a home built project!!! [​IMG]
  9. gene111

    gene111 Smoking Fanatic

    Very Nice!!!!
  10. I have a single door one like that did you do anything with the foam insulation also what temp are you getting to '

    thanks ff
  11. I have a single door one like that did you do anything with the foam insulation also what temp are you getting to '

    thanks ff
  12. Is there anybody who could answer on a ss freezer build what do you do about foam insulation in the door and freezer body  i would like to get to 275 deg
  13. silverado2100

    silverado2100 Fire Starter

    There are some people that totaly remove all the insulation and replace it,

    we just took the section that we cut out for the burner and through it on the grill and cranked it up and checked it at every 100° to see for fumes/expansion it was fine al the way up to about 350 after that it started to expand alittle but we had the grill up to 500

    The hottest we ever will need to take it to will be 220 and it has been up to 200 we are deffonetly looking for a high temp magnetic door seal becuase this one is starting to tear

    Where the burner comes through the side wall we did cut out about 3inches of foam insulation and packed it with high temp insulation but thats all we did.
  14. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    Awesome build and very roomy inside
  15. Thanks will do more to my build now
  16. smokingnd

    smokingnd Smoke Blower

    I have a large dough proofer I will be building into a smoker in the near future.  I'm just wondering how many square feet you have up and down, and how well the smoke daddy inspired generator works?  I would like to get a little more fancy on the new smoker than the current one I built, so I am trying to figure out all these gadgets (PID, etc.)  Thanks
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2010
  17. silverado2100

    silverado2100 Fire Starter

    I'LL have to figure out the dimensions sometime, the smoke canister works good and puts out a ton of smoke but the aquarium pumps dont last very long so we run a line from the air compressor now to feed it air. I have a pid controller now that i just need to wire up, it will store 8 recipes and ramp[​IMG]
  18. smokingnd

    smokingnd Smoke Blower

    So the PID is just a temperature controller?  I have heard of ramp but not sure what that is.  About how much did it cost you to build your generator, if you don't mind me asking?
  19. fire393

    fire393 Fire Starter

  20. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It is a great build it gives me a [​IMG]Well done with this smoker you are a master [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2011

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