Wife said I have to many smokers........So that automatically means I need one more. I decided to try building one from scratch and I told her it would be a good hobby for my 4 month old son and I. She didn't take me seriously......
Picked up this gem for $20. Lady said it was in her family for 5 generations. 1939 Frigidaire by GM. The compressor took a sh*t and they wanted it gone. There's only a small amount of rust on the legs and everything else seems to be in good shape so far. I plan on gutting next week and replacing insulation with roxul as many have suggested and getting holes cut for venting.
2 questions -
1. What are the interior walls / door made of? A magnet sticks to both the inside walls and the doors and they sound like metal when I clank on them with a screwdriver. Are they enamel coated metal and is it safe to use like this?
2. I am debating on using the Pellet Pro from Smoke daddy OR purchasing a fin strip heater, PID controller ,AMNPS and building myself.
I don't plan on cold smoking, but I like to do jerky and would like to have a range from 160-350 degrees. I am also looking to do overnight smokes for brisket and butts. I'm tired of babysitting charcoal and gas. My gut is telling me to go with the fin strip, PID and AMNPS......???
Any and all advice is appreciated. I will update with teardown pics and issues I have encountered next week.