In the Works

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by backwoodssmoker, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. This was just a test run to see if the smoke would flow. Lots to do, the temp held at 250 (4-5 hrs) no problem. The door covering didn't melt, do I need to change it if it survives? It appears to be bakilite (spelling?) If changed, galv sheet metal would be ok ? [​IMG]
     
  2. Well switched out the door cover for a sheet of alum, removed rubber door gasket.  Stapled high temp rope to oak that was behind door edge trim (nice seal). Got the racks in.  Will eventually build a firebox to replace the drum. 
     
  3. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Interesting build. That gives me some ideas that my HOA will most likely disapprove of. 

    How hot does it get with the heat source directly under it like that?
     
  4. If you build a BIG fire you can get flames in the frigde. I have a dampner in the riser pipe, it's easy to maintain any temp from 110 to 300 with fire size.  It hold 225 - 250 great.
     
  5. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    I like the simplicity of it. As for your original question, galvanized has a bit of a stigma attached to it. While it is definitely dangerous at very hot temps, the chances of reaching those temps is pretty minute. That being said, I think most would agree that it is better to be safe than sorry. 
     
  6. new door cover (old aluminum swimin pool)  test meat that pasted the test
     
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  7. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thats a interesting build. Looks like it may not take much of a fire to keep temps. Awhile back I spotted a double door commercial frig at the salvage, 100 bucks back then. Last trip I still saw it, if its there next trip I am gonna offer 50 bucks. I think the frig idea is marvelous.
     
  8. Update:  Put a propane burner (fryer) in the barrel, used the rest of fryer as a support for a cast pan for dust.  Works better, things don't seem to get over smoked. Now it's more a Set It & Forget It smoker.  I want to eliminate the barrel so I'm searchin for a smaller steel tank or box that will hold everthing. I still want room to have a fire just in case the LP runs out on a Sunday afternoon. It's puttin out some fine food. 
     

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