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Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by cowboycousie, May 14, 2015.

  1. cowboycousie

    cowboycousie Fire Starter

    Well here goes nothing......

    I have made a fridge smoker before and it worked really great until that one saturday afternoon when smoke was rolling out of the garage. I didn't get a small piece of plastic out and it caught fire and off to the scrap it went.

    I really liked the fridge smoker because of the way I set it up. I am going to set it up pretty much the same way...less the plastic. Ha

    This will take a little while but I will try to post pics along the way.

    Here is what is done so far.

    I have removed ALL the plastic and installed casters on the base. I will be bending some metal to wrap the door and pan the inside of the front door. Picking up metal tomorrow for Sunday work.

    I also have built a so called Stumps smoker and mounted it to the side. This is that same heat source that I used on my other fridge. I controlled it with a Stoker set up but it has since died and I'm not going to spend the money to replace it.

    Instead I have purchased two PID contrlers off ebay (TA4-SNR). I will be using one to control the fan for the heat source and the other to monitor the meat temp. both will audible alarms. One alarm for over temp and one alarm for when the meat temp is reached.

    I will try to post as I move forward.

    If anyone would like to give some input please do as I like to hear what other think..Doesn't mean I will use it but it might help others in their builds.

    Also, if you want to see something on this build tell me and I will try to post pics.

    Thanks Fella's
  2. smokin horse

    smokin horse Fire Starter

    I like that idea allot. .my buddy has a stumps smoker and it works great!! Keep the pics coming
  3. cowboycousie

    cowboycousie Fire Starter

    Well today was a little busy but, I got a little done on the smoker.

    I also have received one of the PID controllers and waiting on the second. Guess I will need to start a drawing of the wiring. 

    Metal laid out

    Paned the inside of the door

    High temp silicone for the door seal to attach to

    Door seal installed

    Close up of door seal

    Front of cabinet wrapped with aluminum

    Close up of cabinet wrap

    Door set. Waiting for silicone to dry. Will need to shim out door. Seal is pretty thick.

    More to come.
  4. cowboycousie

    cowboycousie Fire Starter

    This will be the last post on this thread for me.

    Little disappointed in feed back or comment, but then again I expected it.


    PID Controller

    Did a test run today and also seasoned the box

    With about 4 1/2 lbs of charcoal and some mulberry she ran 3 1/2 hrs and held temp at 265


    My stumps clone

  5. big treble

    big treble Newbie

    I for one appreciate the info, unfortunately, I would have no suggestions, only questions. Hate to ask idiot type of questions, but now know what the lack of participation is.

    The inside skin is aluminum vs Stainless steel? What's the thickness you used?

    Not that familiar with a stumps but I'm guessing that's a charcoal chute? If so the fire remains in the bottom of the chute?
  6. madman mike

    madman mike Smoking Fanatic

    Its a great looking smoker, Enjoyed the updates , thanks Cowboy!

    I haven't seen a Stumps setup before. Interested to see the inside of the fore box on the bottom, size of the valve and kind of fan for the stoker.
  7. Cowboy, Nice build it looks great. I was just curious what type of silicone you used to seal everything up?

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