My build

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by bill mt top, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. bill mt top

    bill mt top Fire Starter

    Hi everyone. I just joined, and thought I would share a few pics of my build. Picked this fridge up on craig'slist for a few bucks. It was almost too nice to do this to! But, I put my nostalgic emotions in check, and went to work. It's still not finished, but thought I'd share some now....




    I still have to decide which way I want to go as far as heat source, and draft. And if I want to put a dial thermometer on the door, or just go with a digital. can't wait to get it finished and use it! Tired of using the brinkman with electric element that I can't adjust!

    http://www.sausagemaker.com/41900heatingelementfor20lbsmoker.aspx

    http://www.sausagemaker.com/p41100-01rheostatandknobfor2030lbsmokers.aspx

    These parts are what I was thinking about getting to finish it up, minus a draft. Not sure if I want to attach a side box so I can cold smoke. If I do, then I'll run the draft through that?
     
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  2. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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    Pick up an AMNPS to cold smoke. So much easier.

    The build looks great so far!
     
  3. Welcome to the fun.  What a great find!  Good lookin start.  Keep us posted.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  4. bill mt top

    bill mt top Fire Starter

    Just what exactly is an AMNPS?
     
  5. Here ya go Bill.  Have a look at this.  Also you might wanna search the forum for the mailbox mod.  I think I will put one in my fridge build.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny

    http://www.amazenproducts.com/
     
  6. bill mt top

    bill mt top Fire Starter

    Cool site. Thanks!
     
  7. Yep, the AMNPS is the way to go.  The 5 X 8  model burns pellets or dust.  I use it, it supplies all the smoke for my Electric 30 inch MES.  I no longer use the chip tray that came with the smoker.
     
  8. Nice build.Is that a Nova in the back ground or a truck?

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  9. bill mt top

    bill mt top Fire Starter

    Yes Dave. It's my cousin's '71 Nova. Had it over the winter, did a ton of work to it for him. Rebuilt 350 with a serpentine belt system, added power steering, took the automatic out and put a Muncie m-21 4spd in it, along with some other odds and ends...
    Besides paying me, he let me enjoy it for a few months before I had to give it back, lol...
     
  10. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    And are those original 1970's Cragar Mag Wheels on it ????
     
  11. bill mt top

    bill mt top Fire Starter

    Yes, they are. I tried talking him into getting a set of the original SS type factory wheels, but he told me I already spent enough of his money, lol....
     
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As well as the fridge is insulated, that heater and controller should work.....  About the stack... It may cause condensate to drip in the food.... I would eliminate the stack if you have problems and just let the exhaust go out the hole in the refer...  You may have to seal the sides of the hole with a short piece or ducting so smoke and moisture don't get into the insulation.....  Dave
     
  13. bill mt top

    bill mt top Fire Starter

    Thanks for the advice, Dave. That's a full 3ft length of pipe in there. I figured I'd cut it down little by little, if I have too much draft or whatever.....I didn't think of condensation though.....thanks!
     
  14. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Here's another generator option.. I have one on a similar sized smoker, works AWESOME.  It's external and only have to drill a 7/8" hole.   Great flavor because i use lump charcoal and wood chips and chunks...you can use pellets also but chips are much cheaper!   http://smokedaddyinc.com/smokers.htm
     
  15. bill mt top

    bill mt top Fire Starter

    Been a little while since I tinkered with the build. Decided to have some fun out of some pipe I had laying around. Not sure how much smoke time I'll get out of this set-up, but I'm already getting frowned upon with how much money I've spent already, lol....

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  16. bill mt top

    bill mt top Fire Starter

     
  17. bill mt top

    bill mt top Fire Starter


    Plumbed it like this. I fill the 2" pipe with wood, hooked up an air supply, and it worked awesome! Have to get a big enough air pump (I used air from my compressor). Still deciding on a heat source, and have to find some oven racks yet!
     
  18. bill mt top

    bill mt top Fire Starter

    Got a little further on the smoker today.




     
  19. bill mt top

    bill mt top Fire Starter

    I know the latch is a bit overkill, But I like it! [​IMG]

    The knobs/switches and hot plates are from a 220v stove that I paid $25.00 for. I wired everything up on my work bench using 110, and it worked perfectly fine so this is what I'm going with...I'm even using the little dummy light to let me know that one, or both, plates are on/off....
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2013
  20. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bill, evening.....  I like your build..... we have the same philosophy....  If you don't know how to engineer it..... overbuild it..... Perfect....

    Dave
     

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