Questions on building a smoke generator

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by chaser, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. chaser

    chaser Newbie

    Anyone have a good plan for building a smoke generator for a fridge smoker?   I prefer to make one instead of buying a pre build mostly for the sake of doing it myself any tips would be appreciated
     
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I hope someone chips in with some actual experience but the forum is pretty slow today.  I guess everyone is at the NC gathering or at Jazz Fest.  All I can do for you in the mean time is suggest you type "smoke generator" in search.  I saw several options that might work for you.  If you find something you like we may be able to help you a bit more
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  3. The AMNPS is just too cheap, easy, and foolproof for me to bother building one. Just my two cents.

    Doug
     
  4. processhead

    processhead Fire Starter

    I have experimented with several smoke generator designs over the years. The only one that I am really satisfied is one I build that is loosely based on a design used in many pellet stoves and grills to auger chips or pellets from an outside hopper into the smoker.

    It has a metal box on the outside of the smoker that houses a electric motor, timer, a hopper for wood pellets and an auger.

    The auger moves the pellets into a chamber inside my smoker. The inner chamber has a heating element that keeps the pellets smoldering. The ashes fall into a box where they can be removed periodicly. The smoker is electric and has a separate heating element that actually does the heating.

    I am in the process of making some drawings so I can post them on this forum. See the thread "Blanket Warmer Build" in "other builds"

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    Last edited: May 2, 2012
  5. cdldriver

    cdldriver Meat Mopper

  6. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I built a replica of the smoke daddy and then bought the Amps and see now that I wasted my time making my own,.

    Robert
     

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