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Scored a nice cooler for Curing

Discussion in 'Curing' started by jimalbert, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. jimalbert

    jimalbert Meat Mopper

    I always struggle finding room to cure my hams/meats. Those days are now over. Found this guy on the Facebook marketplace. Negotiated to 75 bucks and had my uncle (commercial refrigeration guy) stop by to take a look. Gas was very low and we picked up a small leak (very small), filled it and its golden. I will most likely drop the 150 bucks and pick up a new evap coil but for the time being its good. Beverage Air MT12. Needs a good cleaning but fully functional.

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  2. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Silver solder the leak.... If that will fix it...

    VERY nice find..... 1 thumbs up.jpg
     
  3. jimalbert

    jimalbert Meat Mopper

    Now I just need to decide if I want to try to mod it to control humidity as well. Start doing some dry curing.
     
  4. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Cool Find, Jim!!

    Congrats!

    Bear
     
  5. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Cool Jim!

    I oughta keep my eye open for this stuff, I live in bar country!
     
  6. pushok2018

    pushok2018 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    It's a great find for $75! Very nice to have a glass door for your curing chamber....
     
  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    JA, Nice score,that will make a great chamber!
     
  8. jimalbert

    jimalbert Meat Mopper

    You guys have any suggestions about mods? I never did a curing chamber before.
     
  9. pushok2018

    pushok2018 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    jimalbert, take a look at pictures attached - this is about what you are going to need to build your curing chamber in general.
    Temperature controller, humidity controller, humidifier and dehumidifier. I use a small computer fan (modified) to move air inside the chamber and run it through programmed timer. My setup is not the best but it works. Other guys on this forum may chime in as well...
     

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  10. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great find just make sure that it does operate for a period of time before you load it with meat. Would be sad to lose a batch.

    Warren