So a couple weeks ago a buddy was headed to town to buy a smoker, his wife got a monster bull elk, old bull- think lots of sausage. I mentioned that my neighbor had offered me an old fridge/smoker because neighbor's wife wasn't a fan of smoked meat. Well after my buddy decided he didn't want to spend $ we started.
I think I have read every thread and have gleaned about as much as will fit in my brain. So then I ordered a generator.
Fridge inside is 17x19x31. It has 12 inches height space below which is where we plumbed in the smoke generator and the heat source. We welded in two baffles to make two separate chambers. We have a 1000 watt hot plate we plan to install in the back heat chamber but we might need more power.
We plan to install two 2" stacks between the heat chamber and the meat chamber. Same for between the smoke generator chamber and the meat chamber.
Any suggestions/comments? We will revise the electronics after we see if the mechanics work.
Fridge/smoker came with a two inch square smokestack which doesn't seem like enough but we may just add a exhausting fan to remove the smoke and move the heat up.