Newbie to the site. I'm very impressed with all the info available here. I'm starting my new hobby of sausage making (actually, carrying on family tradition) and it just so happens my grandmothers first frigde - a 1938 Fridgadaire - finally conked out. I figured it was a great opportunity to honor my grandparents memory by re-purposing the fridge as a sausage smoker. As per reading several other threads here, I started by stripping compressor, plastic, etc. Seeing as I am gong to have to cut holes for the inlet and exhaust I removed an saved all of the insulation. Which leads me to my first of most likely several questions: should i reuse the old insulation? My concern is that it is very old and i'm not exactly sure of its make up. I do know that there are a lot of glass fibers in it because even with long sleeves and gloves it was a painful experience handling the insulation! Any help would sure be welcome and i look forward to being a part of the SMF community.