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KM0AGA

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I came across this forum looking for information on an electric smoker build. I was looking to purchase a Cookshack SM160 electric smoker. This thing is large enough to cook 50lbs of meat and takes up the space a mini fridge. The main drawback is the cost - $2,200.00. It is manufactured and made in Oklahoma.

My current set up is my tried and true Webber 22" kettle. I have the SNS grill insert and SS griddle. I use a Fireboard 2 Pro controller with the fan. I can run my Webber at 225 degrees all day long.

I am looking for more space. I can only smoke one thing at a time.

Today, my 20 cubic foot GE Hotpoint fridge died. I got 15 years out of it so I'm not complaining. Now I got a wild hair up my rump to turn that into an electric smoker.

I would love to hear from anyone on here who has completed an electric fridge smoker build.
 

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tbern

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Welcome to the forum from Minnesota! Your brisket looks very good! Don't have any ideas about your fridge/smoker build, but hopefully others will jump in with ideas. You might want to start a separate thread with a title asking more about what you'd like to try. You could get more members attention that way.
 

gmc2003

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Welcome aboard and nice looking chow. How about the 22s" bigger brother the 26"

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Plenty of room for most cooks. Here's a 4lb meatloaf along with a rack each of BB and spares. All being smoked using the SnS
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Chris
 

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Welcome from the western side of Iowa!

In order to use that as a smoker all the plastic and insulation would have to be removed, then reinsulated with something like rock wool and then covered with metal.

Ryan
 
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KM0AGA

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Thanks for the warm welcome. I will be starting new thread on the fridge build.
 

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Welcome from the center of the state..
 

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