Custom smoker from old stainless freezer

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Custom smoker from old stainless freezer

Postby wvuarmyeng » Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:25 pm

In the final stages of my build. My next step is making my heat deflector and placing my exhaust. Was also thinking of adding a fresh air intake with a 4" fan booster. I'm heating with a smoke daddy pellet hopper unit. The inside shell is 49" x 60" x 28"

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It's going to be insulated with roxul insulation
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Re: Custom smoker from old stainless freezer

Postby k.a.m. » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:25 am

Very nice work it looks like a fun project. :D
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Postby Txdragon » Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:14 am

Awesome! Can't wait to see the finished project. :cheers:
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Re: Custom smoker from old stainless freezer

Postby wvuarmyeng » Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:35 pm

It's get there. What do you guys suggest for exhaust placement? It's going under a shed that's exclosed. I need to vent it through the roof. Dennis at smoke daddy said 6" exhaust and add a 6" intake. I was thinkin 4" intake with a duct fan booster with a speed control on it and a regular vent using a floor register for control. Should I place the exhaust halfway down in the middle or at the top in the middle. I'm also thinking of a full length heat diffuser of some type to help spread heat and smoke

I have a back up amazin 6X8 for cold spoke or extra smoke when needed

The left side will have racks and the right will have hanging racks
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Re: Custom smoker from old stainless freezer

Postby wvuarmyeng » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:04 pm

Going to cut the shelves and heat diffuser tonight at my buddies with the a cad plasma.

Here's my idea for heat diffuser

I'm also going to drop the exhaust 6-12" from the top. Still haven't decided if it'll be 4 or 6"
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Re: Custom smoker from old stainless freezer

Postby wvuarmyeng » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:50 pm

Finally got some time to work on the smoker between cutting deer and work been busy the last few weeks.

Should I wire brush all the whole inside especially where i used Flux core or just a quick wash with degreaser and a good rinse good enough before I season it?

I decided on a 5" exhaust set down about 12" from the top. Also adding two 5" fresh air intakes. I have the deflector set with a 1.5" gap that I can make larger if needed it's just takes so that's a quick fix. I'm hoping to have it fired by Sunday
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Re: Custom smoker from old stainless freezer

Postby wvuarmyeng » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:38 am

Finally up and running!
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Postby ChileFarmer » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:58 pm

I like it, looks like its getting the job done. Keep on smoking. CF :D
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Re: Custom smoker from old stainless freezer

Postby wvuarmyeng » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:54 am

so I'm in the process of changing things up a bit. I love the pellet daddy but having some trouble keeping it low enough for when I smoke sticks and bologna. I am looking at changing this unit over to electric unless someone else can toss some good ideas my way. I have access to 220. I have a few thoughts running around in my head but I would like to get the project under way soon since deer season (we butcher for some friends and make a ton of sticks and bologna) id love to be about to keep it around 170-180. I also have an amazn tray I can use for smoke, also thought of using the small coil from a MES unit and using dust or chunks. thanks in advance for the help

oh yea ill be using the pellet unit on a smaller fridge build once I get this one fired up and ready again.
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Re: Custom smoker from old stainless freezer

Postby wvuarmyeng » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:10 pm

Heres my ideas so far

from what i see/read this is 3500 watts at 240/ volts

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sears-Ken...&wl13=&veh=sem

using this controller

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_ ... cts_id=464

SSR

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...&products_id=9

Heat Sink

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=244

Fan

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=401

i found this one thats 20 cfm. how would i wire it into the PID to come on when the element? also say for hot smokes would i be able to disengage the element and have it just run the fan for charcoal basket?

along with hitemp wire and a box to install it all in. would i need a switch or does the PID control that?

i am wanting to add a small cfm fan (or adjustable using this) controlling some type of fan... i have been looking and cant seem to find one that will fit the purpose any ideas? i will have it moving air over the element at the base of the unit. i was going to set it up to draw off the one exhaust i have now to circulate the air (good idea, not good idea??)

the setup i have picked out so far is that good for what i want to do?? we are going to drop a 50A sub off the main panel for the shed. i know how to wire stuff and can read a diagram but im not good when it comes to figuring out the right amperage and wattage stuff

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