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How would this work for a smoker?

post #1 of 7
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My beer fridge recently died. Before I call the scrap man would this be any good for a smoker build? I know the racks would have to go but what about the glass door?f37e5ad9debab22dc050d0915123fe0e.jpg
post #2 of 7

Mine works beautifully as a cold smoker, racks and all. 

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/123840/my-cold-smoking-options-w-q-view

 
 
T
post #3 of 7

I'm thinking great for a cold smoker, but what's going to melt if you heat it up?

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Originally Posted by mfreel View Post
 

I'm thinking great for a cold smoker, but what's going to melt if you heat it up?​

 

The racks have a plastic type coating on them, there is a light with a plastic shield at the door and a fan motor in the top.  Guess it would all depend on how hot it was going to be used.

 

T

post #5 of 7

That's a TRUE fridge i have actually been all around one of their plants that make those they are lined with a foam like insulation (i assume is toxic if heated since it is obviously an older model) and i highly doubt any of the gaskets or seals are made for higher temps. So all of that being said that would make an excellent cold smoker. But i cant recommend hot smoking in one of these unless is has been gutted of all parts that would be questionable for heat tolerance. 

post #6 of 7

not suitable for a hot smoker conversion. look for an older fridge than has a metal insert. the foam in the one you have will melt and burn, its a major fire hazard

post #7 of 7

Yep cold smoker or a I would fix it and put more beer in it. 

 

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