cold smoking 175 degrees in plastic lined fridge

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by deerjackie, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. deerjackie

    deerjackie Fire Starter

    will it work? slow cooking summer sausage using a double burner hot plate. old fridge is all plastic inside. thanks
  2. You are not cold smoking at 175 degrees you are Hot smoking. Cold smoking is under 100 degrees.
  3. deerjackie

    deerjackie Fire Starter

    ok,will the plastic lined fridge liner take the 175 degree heat?
  4. grampyskids

    grampyskids Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Personally that scares the poop out of me.
  5. deerjackie

    deerjackie Fire Starter

    i have a propane ugly drum smoker that i am going to convert to dual hot plate oven but i wanted something insulated. any ideas on insulating the drum? will water heater blanket hold up to this. it will not be exposed to rain,snow. thanks yall. kinda new at this. dj
  6. omahasmoker

    omahasmoker Smoke Blower

    yes. it will but, it will outgas who knows what aromatic polymers/prtroleum byproducts onto your meat. i would not recommend it at all.
  7. deerjackie

    deerjackie Fire Starter

    ok forget the fridge,time to insulate my drum smoker. thanks
  8. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The water heater blanket should work fine, but I can't say for sure without seeing the product. If it has the vinyl face on the outside it could be a problem, as it would melt if it got to hot. I think the metallic covered ones would be better.
  9. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good idea forget the fridge and work on the drum.
    there is high temp blankets that will work but the water heater one i dont think will take that much heat.
    check it out befor ya buy one on the temp ratings.
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Are you back to the hot smoke or the cold smoe?? If you are going for the cold smoke then use the UDS and your hot plate method and you should be fine. Maybe use your insulating blanket on the outside of the drum. Then if your going to the hot smoke just use your charcaol as always just not that much right??
  11. deerjackie

    deerjackie Fire Starter

    i need a blanket that will take around 220 degrees or less . cooking and smoking summer sausage only.
  12. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How about a welders blanket?
  13. deerjackie

    deerjackie Fire Starter

    will check on a welders blanket.thanks
  14. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You could remove all plastic in the fridge and replace with 22ga sheet metal...

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