Hey everybody, Long, long, long time no post... I thought I'd come back with something interesting. This is the 1950's Coldspot fridge that I got off of Craigslist for $45 a few days ago. My trusty MES is to the right and seems kinda small now. The previous owner had modified it by stripping off the cooling stuff, putting casters on the bottom, putting a 2 or 3 inch hole in the top with a flange and some other stuff. It came with two small cast iron pans and a single hotplate. I'm experimenting right now with temps. It was around 15 deg's or so here and the hotplate took a while to get it up to 150sh at 3/4 power so I lit half of a chimney starter and put it in also. From there it took an hour or so to top 300. I've since taken the charcoal out and cranked the hotplate to max. The probe I've got in there is in the middle of the smoker and I've got a small terra cotta plate over the top hole acting as a damper probly 3/4 or so closed. It's back up to 220sh now and dropping slowly so we'll see where it stays at. Improvements I'm thinking of: Drilling a series of holes in the bottom on the side and making a sliding damper to help airflow, getting a high wattage dimmer switch to control the hotplate and maybe putting a firebox on the side later.