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Suprise...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cajun_1, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I haven't got them as of this post, but they will be here within an hour or so. Yes there will be pics. I'll be back in about an hour. :lol:
     
  2. coz

    coz Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    why do you do this to us.....
     
  3. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here they are.
     
  4. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    you said an hour, not two. lol. you gonna make fridge smokers?
     
  5. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You bet...The sad thing is...they still work....but they're the old type..all metal insides.
     
  6. coz

    coz Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Great find.Are they going to be fueled by????
     
  7. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not sure yet..Probably use 1 for jerky, sausage, etc. So that will most likely be a hotplate. The other? Not sure yet. :D
     
  8. vulcan75001

    vulcan75001 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Sounds like someone has a couple of nice projects ahead of them...Good luck....

    Richard
     
  9. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep..think I do. Gotta get ahold of Cheech and see what I need to dismantle and what I should look for as to plastic, etc.
     
  10. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cajun your gonna have an arsonal of smokers looks like
     
  11. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Starting to look that way doesn't it marvin... There's a saying something about a man and his toys.
     
  12. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice find! Since you have two and they both work why not tie two hobbies together?

    Make one a smoker and one a frig for the beer.

    By the way the thing about these old units is that they very rarely quit working. Their effieciently is not the greatest but they keep on running.
     
  13. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Since I gave up the drinking many years ago, the kegger cooler is out of the question. I assume everything needs to be ripped out ? Compressor, lines, etc.?
     
  14. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It did have to be ripped out the way that I did it.

    I am told that it is best to have a qualified person remove the freon.

    Once the insides were ripped out I used that space to place my temp controller.

    The real question you need to ask your self right now is gas or electric.

    I started with gas but unless I cut a huge hole in the refrig there was not enough air flow to allow for a gas system.

    If I were you use one for storing meat in while brining and use one for a smoker.

    Keep the second unit to perfect what needs to be perfected once you learn from the first time.

    Hey how did you score two of these?
     
  15. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    $50. ea working...at a second hand store in town. Wanted $100 ea 2 weeks ago. Have been keeping my eye on them.
    Brining fridge sounds good, until it quits. Just not sure which one to tear apart and which one to keep. Decisions..decisions. :lol:
     
  16. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If it does not matter use the one on the left (looks just like the Wookie and I know that works good)

    Something that i found to be interesting is that the insulation used in these units is commonly cardboard.
     
  17. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The 1 on the left has a removable front on the bottom. The other has a solid front. On the removable front, is this wasted space? Storage?
    Could the hotplate be put down there?
     
  18. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey join me in the chat room and we can do this live
     
  19. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cheech, thanks for the help and ideas.
     
  20. coz

    coz Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Cajun send an Email to [email protected] and I will forward a neat conversion that was sent to me you may get a few idea's.