Hello everyone, I am new to the group and getting ready for my 1st freezer build and have some questions.
I finally found my an old frig that is all metal inside including the door panel that is not in to bad of shape. I have already gutted what little plastic is in there except for the door gasket and a few shelf supports. The frig will be used to smoke sausage, ribs, and the occasional brisket.
As I will be the first to admit that I am electrically and mechanically challenged I have a few questions.
The interior dimensions of my frig are 42"T X 18"W X 17"D. I would like to be able to smoke from a low of 130 degrees when I am drying sausage prior to smoking up to about 250 degrees when smoking other things. I would also like to be able to control my temps externally without opening the door.
What suggestions do you guys with experience have on what type of heating element to use in this build. Plug and play type stuff are greatly preferred.
Also while I am on this line of questioning, what type of smoke generation do you guys think would be best. I have been looking at the smoke daddys but have seen quite a few mixed reviews.
I plan on welding a small cart for this to set on so I can wheel it and out of the garage with ease so I would like to have everthing attached to the frig in a compact as unit as possible.
Any input you guys can share with me would be greatly appreciated.