I have looked around on this site but not managed to get a clear picture of what my best options wuold be for building a smoker (if I decide to go that route).
What I need/want:
A smoker that can do cold smokes and hot smokes. I.e everything from 60F to 250F. The high end is needed to replace my WSM for pulled pork (no room for two smokers). It has to be electric. Basically to be easy to work with.
Given that I want to do this year round it has to be insulated.
Finding a ready built in my area (Sweden) is not easy. Basically I have only found the Bradley. I could probably live with that except I dont care for the smoke generator and I can't get just the cabinet.
The options I have found:
* Fridge build. The problem with this is that all I can find here are plastic fridges. Thin metal shell but all plastic inside. I doubt that is a worth while base to build from.
* Wooden smoke house. I'm not comfortable with that for a 12 hour smoke at 250F. Or would that work? Seems risky at best.
* Welded smoke house. Too expensive as I don't own a welder and would need to invest in that first. Other than that this is an attractive solution that I could modify as I get new ideas.
* An option that I thought of yesterday could be to get a "cheap", nothing is really cheap here, metal smoker and then build a wooden box around it with insulation (rockwool?) in between. Has anyone done this? Did it work out well`or does it have a lot of drawbacks?
Would love any sugestions.