Want to build my own Smoker

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by merlin1274, May 25, 2016.

  1. merlin1274

    merlin1274 Newbie

    I was able to acquire this Aluminum cabinet a while back. I currently use it to keep my Electric Smoker nice and dry.

    I would like pros and cons of using this and some sound advice. I have read several threads around the net but most contradict each other.

    I can get expanded wire and angle to make the grates. I can get a burner from local hardware store.

    But I am not sure what type I should get and if this cabinet is worth the effort.

    Thanks for the help.

    Last edited: May 25, 2016
  2. Hello.  I am gonna give you the simple answer:  Read the fridge freezer smoker builds.  That cabinet is not insulated so I would recommend doing that.  Other than that I would say post your ideas and let folks comment.  Keep Smokin!

  3. merlin1274

    merlin1274 Newbie

    Thanks for the reply.

    I am thinking about lining the inside with this material. Unless someone has a better material I can use.


    Then I will get some 1/2X1/2 angle and make a frame to fit and weld some expanded metal to it for my racks.

    I will cut a round hole in the bottom and set it on top a frame I am designing to make to fit a square turkey cooker. I am replacing the burner in it with one that is low pressure.

    Once I get it all set up I will post follow up picks.
  4. merlin1274

    merlin1274 Newbie

    Scrap that material it is not fire resistant.
  5. merlin1274

    merlin1274 Newbie

    Well I order some 1" Kaowool from Ebay.

    Will go with some Aluminum Flashing to cover the material on the inside.

    I have the angle ordered now I have to get the Expanded Metal ordered so I can make the grates.

    Got a KingKooker Low Pressure burner on order.

    May take some time but will report back once its set up.

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