So I'm new to the site and was drawn here by reading about converting a small fridge to an indoor smoker. I love smoked meats but honestly haven't done anything besides ribs on my outdoor smoker. I'd like to get into this pretty heavy but need a good indoor smoker to start with.
Here's the thread of the one I read about and would like to try and for the most part mirror. It was created by dcarch about half way down the page on the thread.
dcarch if you could chime in with any answers to questions that would be awesome. This might start out kind of slow since I'm pretty newb to a lot of things related to smoking and don't actually have any of the parts for this on hand yet. Hopefully some computer / very minor electrical background will help some with this project.
I'll be starting literally at the very beginning and am going to be buying a 4.6 or 3.2 cu ft. fridge. Leaning towards the smaller since my space and budget for this is somewhat limited. Besides I can always upgrade to bigger and build another right? ha
So first question.. Would there really be much difference in going slightly smaller aside from space for meat limitations?
Short of searching the forums (will do that also), does anyone have any additional good resources to help with some things like:
Small blowers - (where to get? - like the ones shown in the pictures in above thread)
Power this stuff would require and if possible tie to fridge power?
Understanding PID controllers and if one is necessary for proper functionality and where to start with making one?
What tools needed to cut into the actual fridge for making inlet / outlet
Some good reading about this kind of stuff will be super helpful while I wait for things to arrive.