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My new smoker.

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I found an old fridge on Craigslist for $50 so I jumped on it. I pulled out all the plastic and replaced it with sheet metal.  I had to sand it down and paint it because it was pink. It is PID controlled and works like a dream.


post #2 of 13

Nice score!

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More Details on Your Build!!!




No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

post #5 of 13

That looks cool!

post #6 of 13

That looks real good !

post #7 of 13

Very nice!

post #8 of 13

Very nice! What did you use for heat and smoke?

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A picture before and during the magical transformation.

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Here is my heat and smoke source. For the smoke I took the idea from the a-maze-n smoker and built a small trough from perforated steel. In the picture is the first try, which works great. In a bit I'm going to make one that will give me more smoke time (although this one will burn up to 3 hours). For the heat I went to Goodwill and scored an electric cast aluminum griddle. It set me back less that $5. Score!


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I bought a PID control, solid state relay, heat sink, and thermocouple from

Here is a tutorial I made on another site (one on making knives) on how I wired everything together. The only real difference (other than one project is a kiln and one is a smoker) is that for the kiln I used a fan to cool the solid state relay and the smoker I used a heat sink. When I wired the smoker I pulled up this tutorial and followed it.

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After finishing I put this bad boy through it's paces.


Snack sticks



Polish Sausage






post #13 of 13

wow real nice job.. and nice score..

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