Got an old warming box and going to try and make an electric MES on steroids. Only going to use this for sausage making I think. Plan is to use a 1500 watt element and PID controller and an amazing smoker for smoke generation.
Box is in sad shape but ready to apply some elbow grease and some serious sanding on the back. Sorry only had my Iphone for pictures.
Back is in bad shape. It was not stainless steel. Sanded it so much that I started to eat thru the metal. Got as much rust off as I could and covered with rust inhibitor primer. Plan to skin over the back with some thin new metal. Trying to keep cost down so using as much scrap as I can rummage.
After 2 hours of sanding. This where I plan to re-skin.
6 hours in. Have the top cut off and the moldy insulation out. Starting to clean up a little.
Still a long way to go. Supposed to rain tomorrow plus it football day. may be a few days until I get back on it. Hopefully my electrical parts start coming in today and I can work on that tomorrow. Best news is I gave some of my first run on snack sticks to my buddy who is letting me hunt and he said WOW how much was the meat mixer you wanted? Any way he is going in on half with me for the LEM 25 pound tilting model. I know I didn't post any so it didn't happen!
After I got the blower and old element out I have to get more stainless to cover the old holes in the top. That was a bummer. Starting to look better. Will post the size of the inside later today. Hoping to be able to fit 40 pounds or so in it at a time. Maybe able to fit a little more? Hopefully some of the pro's can tell me what to expect when I get the sizes. Sorry for the ramble. Tired.
Edited by BAMAFAN - 9/20/13 at 5:49pm