Thanks for the info guys.
Muralboy ya I considered one of those pellet smokers but seems like it takes up more real estate Inside than I would like. Plus they don't seem like they would be too good for cold smoking I don't think,I could be wrong.
I was originally was going to go with that smokin it element, but then I gotta build another little box for it. Then I will have a rack with a drip pan above that once again taking more real estate.
That's why I like the idea with the finned heaters saves on space. I can fit a drip pan under the unit, And have that same hole for air flow as well. At least that's my thought process for now.
That finned heater is rated for 1200f max as well for they one I linked from Grainger.
I also started tearing the fridge apart last night and some today. Not much rust in this thing. The insulation on the bottom of the box was a pretty wet so it loosened up that black tar down there at least.
Assuming I have to get that tar off the porcelain.
Back doesn't look bad. I should Still prime and paint this after I clean it correct?
This is the outside of the inner shell, this I do not paint or prime correct? Is there anything I can put on this to protect from rust?
bottom looking all funky from tar, little rust, and wet insulation.
Kinda cleaned up some still got to get a good scrub on that.