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New 'old' fridge conversion project


Joined Oct 25, 2010
Hi all,

I finally acquired my new 'old' fridge and just finished stripping it down to bare steel.  It's in great shape and I've scoured the forums for ideas. 

I'm not sure if I can use the old 'tub'.  It's in fantastic shape, no chips, rust, dings, anything.  Anybody know what it's made of & can I use it for my interior safely?

I think I'd like to put my heat source/smoke source in the bottom: hot plate with wood chips...and a small access door to replace wood.

Any pro's / con's of this design?  I don't have any money to really throw at this thing so it's on a budget...the closer to free the better...

Will one gas/electric hot plate get the temp up high enough?

I've pulled out all the insulation - any tips on what value to replace it with?

If anybody cares to give me any tips I sure do appreciate it



Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Sep 24, 2009
I can't offer advise on this topic but I look foward to watching the progress.
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