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My Freezer to Smoker Build

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I picked this freezer up for free and I'm getting close to finishing it. I can't wait to getting smoking. I'm going to put duct work metal on the inside the door and I still need to get my shelves finished but I'll update those pics later.

Going to give it a bath tomorrow!



My hanging rack on top.


With the plactic panel on the inside door.


With it off and waiting for a piece of metal.


This is the heating element and stat I'm going to use for it, it comes from the old smokey smoker.

The Element,

Here's the link,
http://cgi.ebay.com/OLD-SMOKEY-ELECT...3D10%26ps%3D63

The Stat,

Here's the link,
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Thanks for looking and keep tuned for additional info, hopefully I'll have this done by the end of this weekend.
post #2 of 9
Please do keep us up to date. Love to see these old units converted. Did one myself a few years ago and love it for things like salami etc
post #3 of 9
Nice unit. Those old Fridges/Freezers make great smokers, in my opinion. Plus they look cool. Doing mine right now as well, a backwoods clone. Should be ready in March ........I hopeicon_rolleyes.gif
post #4 of 9
Looking great so far. I'm also a huge fan of freezer or refer conversions. What kind of damper are you using. I can't see much of it, but I'm betting it's far superior to a "pie pan" style damper.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, I'll post some of it all cleaned up later!
post #6 of 9
you are also going to have to replace the beige plastic trim around the door opening. it will emit toxic gas once it is heated. it should not be too much trouble.
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
OK what do I trim it out with, wood or something?
post #8 of 9
I am just starting my build, which has a similar plastic around the door opening, I was going to use hardwood, or have some sheet metal bent up. Also it is strongly recommended not to use galvinized or zinc coated hardware or sheet metal, it can be toxic as well. For the door I would reccomend 16 or 18 ga sheet metal (steel or alum)
post #9 of 9
I take it you mean the rubber seal? Get some of the stove basket used on wood stoves. Looks something like the seal on your oven door. Can be found at home improvement stores.
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