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refrgerator as a smoker

stiffyman

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my first post, i have a very old refregerator i am in the process of converting into a hot meat smoker, it is all metal no plastic, pretty small its perfect for what im doing, i have small holes at the bottom for air inlet and a small metal vent at the top for a damper to release smoke and control heat, i bought a small hot plate warmer and put a pan on chips on it and it smoked perfectly i left it turned on for about 45 minutes and the hottest it got was 140 degrees, i had to leave so i turned it off, wondering should i leave on longer to see if it will reach 200-225 degrees or shoud it of reached the temp after 45 miniutes,
 

stiffyman

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I will look at it and post a reply, however its small I paid like $9.00 for it at walmart, thanks for helping my friend
 

cheech

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The one that I use is a small one too. $9 at the local super store. It is a 1000 watt unit and works fine. Is there an adjustment knob on the front?
 

stiffyman

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yes there is, its a well insulated box. i had a huge thin pot on top of it, maybe the heat wasnt getting distributed so ill try again without anything on the burner.

what have you done for water in yours anything?
 

up in smoke

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If the pot was full of water, thatâ€[emoji]8482[/emoji]s probably where all your heat went!
Iâ€[emoji]8482[/emoji]d put the water pan above the burner, not on it though.
 

cheech

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I do not use water in my smoker. I just have a skillet with chips in it. That is all.
 

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