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Building my own cold smoker, what would be some good ideas for a cheap smoking compartment?

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As in the compartment the meat/cheese/whatever are stored away from the heat. I saw a lot of DIY guides using metal garbage cans which I liked the idea of, but I was unable to find any around town, they're all plastic now.

 

I was almost thinking of buying a big plastic rubbermaid or something, it's cheap, lightweight, and with lots of space. Though, I'm concerned about it's general food safety, I know it's not going to be heating up at all, but I still want to make sure I'm being careful lol.

 

Any other ideas of something nice and easy?

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Big cardboard box?

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I bet you could find a food grade 55 gal drum you looked around. Paper, craigslist, trader post.

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Build a box out of cedar fence boards. 

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Build a box out of cedar fence boards. 

Good idea.

I won't use a garbage can, galvanize or plastic. 

A wood box is a very good idea.

You could use a wine barrel, or just build a simple box.

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