- Joined Nov 5, 2010
hey everyone, very new here just happened upon the site about an hour ago. the little intro said i should let people know a little something about me. Well, I'm married a father of 3 I'm 31 years old run a meat dept for a major grocery chain and also own a beef jerky website. i produce beef jerky and ship all over the world. needless to say i stay very busy. But I'm on vacation this week so i got a little time to surf the net. the reason for visiting the site was to get an idea for a smoker. i have always dehydrated the jerky with a commercial dehydrator from Excalibur. i use the #1 stainless dehydrator and it works very well. i can yealed about 50 lbs of dried meat on 1 run.. that's about 130lbs of raw meat. but lately I've been having customers wanting smoked jerky. i thought about buying one of those Smokin-it smokers to do test runs in but don't know anyone that has one. i mean i know it want make 50 pounds at a time but i need an idea on the ending product before i spent $10,000 on a smoker right? i do have another option though. i have a commercial stainless steel fridge that i might can convert into a smoker. its 7 feet tall and 5 feet wide. it has double doors its 15 years old and runs great. i just don't need it anymore since i purchased a walk-in cooler in may. so if there is anyone out there that can give me some idea on how to convert this monster into a smoker i would appreciate it.