Proofer build

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wibigfish

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Looking to do a bread Proofer build. Looking to mostly cold smoke but will be running an element in it with pid controller for hot smoking as well.

Anyway, this one has a glass door and, although I prefer one with a solid door, they are hard to come buy. During hot smoking up to 350is would I be losing too much heat from the glass?

I know glass will be a pain, but I’m limited on cabinets…
 

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Yes, you will lose a lot of heat through a glass door even if it is a thermal pane. I've burned myself on glass doored convection ovens
You will have an opaque door after your first smoke.
Being this is a proofer cabinet and not a fridge/freezer there shouldn't be a problem with insulation.
What's your thoughts for venting?. You will need airflow
 
Yes, you will lose a lot of heat through a glass door even if it is a thermal pane. I've burned myself on glass doored convection ovens
You will have an opaque door after your first smoke.
Being this is a proofer cabinet and not a fridge/freezer there shouldn't be a problem with insulation.
What's your thoughts for venting?. You will need airflow
Thats kind of what I thought with the glass. I know I could build a different door system, but not sure I want to go down that road, I'd rather find a complete unit. I've been looking for a warming cabinet, but those are really few and far between in my area.

For venting I didn't even think about that part yet, I figured I'd wait til I got a cabinet and then start from there and research more on this forum.
 
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