Hello all.... newbie smoker here! I recently acquired this beautiful stainless steel hospital food service cart from work, and everyone I know agrees that this would make a most excellent smoker! The inside dimensions are 25"wide, 32" deep, 50"high. It has removable aluminum railings with "L" metal pieces to hold racks..... lots of racks! And as you can see its door opens the entire height of the cabinet. It has a small drain hole at center of the bottom and 4 louvered vents at the top... 2 on each side.
Now... the door will need some sort of silicone gasket to make a good seal as it currently has none and would clearly leak like crazy. I will also need to make some sort of access door at the bottom to be able to tend to the wood chips, water pan etc. Not sure how I want to go about this yet..
My #1 main concern is... should I go electric, or propane? I like the ease of going electric, and an old electric oven heating element could work nicely with the controls mounted to the cabinet and whatnot... I am just worried about what size I will need to heat this thing without going overkill... or insufficient. Propane would be nice as well. And would be easy to do I'd imagine
But I'd really REALLY like some feedback as to what some of you well seasoned smokers would do with this cabinet and why? I need all the details I can get!!
Many thanks in advance!!