Recently I read an article in Bon Appetit (BA) where the writer made a smoker out of an old filing cabinet. Kooky, but it sounded kind of crazy brilliant. So it's 4am here in Providence, RI and I suddenly wake up thinking (picture of lightbulb going off over my head)... "Hey! I wonder if I could turn the old safe in our basement into a vertical smoker????"
Backstory: when we bought our house it came with an old , very heavy but movable safe. It's no antique, but it's solid, and it's about 5' high x 3' wide x 3'deep, with several metal adjustable shelves. When we first got the house and the safe we had the combo and it worked fine, but during house renovations, and workers moving it from room to room, it fell over once, and the lock got messed up and we had to call a locksmith who ended up taking out the lock and the latch out altogether to open it. At this point you can close the door, and because it's heavy enough, the door will stay in place, but there is no latch or lock to keep it closed.
Since the safe is useless as a safe which I didn't really use anyway, what about taking a page from the BA story and turning it into a vertical smoker? Worth trying, or am I just blowing smoke up my butt?
Would love to hear what people think. Back to bed for me for now, but I promise to post a picture of the safe in the morning.