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Pellet fed Freezer rig per request

post #1 of 14
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Here are some better pics of my freezer rig with the pellet feeder I put on it. Somebody requested a better view and explanation of it in roll call.
Here is a View from Deck of butcher shop to give perspective
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Inside view of left side of smoker
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Pellet feeder
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Smoker Fire Box
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Firebox with Drip cover
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Fire Starting
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Fire Going Good
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The Thin Blue
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Smoker Under Awning
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I took a broken pellet grill feeder and mounted it in my old refrigerator smoker first. The fridge rusted out and the door wouldn't stay closed anymore so i found this Stainless Steel Freezer and mounted the pellet feeder in it. The pellet feeder is a country smoker type from Louisiana Grills I got it at the local Orshlen's store when they were going to send it back because it was missing the piece to put the feeder on the side of the grill. The motor that ran the pellet feeder was also bad but I called the company and they sent me a new one right away.

The SS freezer is about 7 1/2 foot wide and 2 3/4 feet deep and 6 foot high. I put 6 shelves in it and have 3 more to put in but I can't find the shelf holder clips that I need. I haven't been looking all that hard though I haven't managed to fill it all the way up yet. The insulation is 6 inches thick so it holds heat very well. In the winter time it will cold smoke at 85 degrees but I can't keep it that low in the summer. I put a awning over it so I can smoke in the rain (pellets don't take water well).

I can smoke 30 lbs of ground and formed Jerky at once with the shelves I have. and the biggest other smoke I have done in it is a brisket, 4 pork butts, 2 hams, 2 turkeys, a big pan of beans and 6 racks of St Louis style ribs for a graduation party.

I am doing some ribs, 8 racks I think for some co-workers on Thursday with some beans and a pork loin. I might try my first fattie then too.

Hope you all enjoy the pics and I will gladly try to help anybody that wants to build something like this.
post #2 of 14
Thats looks awesome Gary.
post #3 of 14
Thats an awesome looking smoker nice job building it PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #4 of 14
Now that there is some MacGyver stuff for sure, great job!
post #5 of 14
its a monster
post #6 of 14
That is cool - great build!
post #7 of 14
Excuse the noobie dumb question here please, but do you mean you can both cold smoke & hot smoke with your smoker? If so sounds like you've got a cracking looking bit of kit & the best of both worlds to boot.

post #8 of 14
nice job on the build its a unique unitpoints.gif
post #9 of 14

AWESOME Machine!

Thanks for the expanded view.. Totally answers and satisifys my curiosity ..
No worries about the time inbetween... hay and balein won't usually wait..

Cheers!! points.gif

---> HBBBQ
post #10 of 14
Great job, nice to see a fabbed pellet muncher.
post #11 of 14
Gary thanks for the info and help the pics are great good job on a great smoker
post #12 of 14
Nice job & rig!
post #13 of 14
Great job on the build looks awesome PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #14 of 14

You did the exact build I want to do. I have a cs570 wich is great but I am wanting a cabinet smoker to do large batches of jerky and other smoked sausage that needs cooler temps and lots of room.

I have the extra pellet feeder that I was able to salvage after rewiring what was burnt with new wires. Long story short my cs570 pellet box went up in flames shortly after I got it.

So do you have any tips on where to get a ss proofing cabinet or the likes for cheap? I wouldn't need a double cabinet like you have as space is limited. But with repeat adds on craigslist I still have not found any.

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