Anyone have a good plan for building a smoke generator for a fridge smoker? I prefer to make one instead of buying a pre build mostly for the sake of doing it myself any tips would be appreciated
I hope someone chips in with some actual experience but the forum is pretty slow today. I guess everyone is at the NC gathering or at Jazz Fest. All I can do for you in the mean time is suggest you type "smoke generator" in search. I saw several options that might work for you. If you find something you like we may be able to help you a bit more
I have experimented with several smoke generator designs over the years. The only one that I am really satisfied is one I build that is loosely based on a design used in many pellet stoves and grills to auger chips or pellets from an outside hopper into the smoker.
It has a metal box on the outside of the smoker that houses a electric motor, timer, a hopper for wood pellets and an auger.
The auger moves the pellets into a chamber inside my smoker. The inner chamber has a heating element that keeps the pellets smoldering. The ashes fall into a box where they can be removed periodicly. The smoker is electric and has a separate heating element that actually does the heating.
I am in the process of making some drawings so I can post them on this forum. See the thread "Blanket Warmer Build" in "other builds"
sorry processhead i didnt look but here is the link http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/120488/blanket-warmer-build#post_805000