My journey into building a smoker started a month ago when my old Chest Type Freezer broke down. I bought a new on and now, I am stuck with it. I thought of using it for something (or anything) aside from scrap.
So now, begins my knowledge into SMOKIING. I thought of adding a tube to the base onto a burner (for starting charcoal and wood fire) then using the freezer's insulation case to trap the smoke (which I learn can be quite a feature when it comes to smoking food). BUT then, just the other day, I asked my self; what will I smoke? Is it smart to make a smoker or a griller instead?
Hope you all can help me. I plan to cook burgers, fish and veggies only. Probably fish? BUT nothing large like I see on videos of Smokers. I have a few questions about Smoker vs Grill...
1. SMOKER vs GRILLER
I know smoker = slow and low heat while Grill is Fast and High Heat....BUT what type of apparatus would fit what I plan to do?
2. How can I fully utilize the Chest Type Freezer's insulation and trapping heat in any both a smoker or a Grill?
3. Aside from the chest type freezer, what else do I need? FYI...I already have a thermometer.
4. IF I decide to turn it into a Grill, can I still use wood chips over charcoal for flavoring?
Hope y'all can help me out!