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Re: electric smoker

Posted by Don on July 22, 2011, 10:00 am, in reply to "Re: electric smoker"

I have made one of these in the past and they work great. You can use a hot plate with a cast iron frying pan in the bottom or the propane burner under a frying pan filled with wood chips.
All the parts are cheap and should be easy to find. You can take out the shelves and hang sausage in it as well.

Re-Purposed Fridge Smoke House

Abandoned fridges come in handy for more than just smothering wayward pre-schoolers to death:

* Broken Refrigerator (Not side by side)
* One 3 foot length of 1 1/2 inch OD metal tubing
* Drill with 1 1/2 inch hole saw and inch drill bits
* Hibachi or other small grill
* wood chips

How To:

Locate a broken refrigerator. Those with the freezer on the bottom work best, but any refrigerator with an upper and lower door will do fine.

Remove any hardware, coils, tubing or other features from the outside of the refrigerator.

Turn the refrigerator to where the smallest compartment (usually the freezer) is on the bottom.

Use the drill and a inch drill bit to drill holes between the freezer and refrigerator compartments. Space the holes out evenly throughout the interior of the refrigerator.

Use the drill and hole saw to cut a 1 inch round hole through the top of the refrigerator into the compartment below.

Use a mallet to drive the pipe halfway through the round hole, leaving a portion of the pipe extending on the inside and the outside of the refrigerator.

Start a small cooking fire in the hibachi or small grill. Place the grill in the smaller (bottom) compartment of the refrigerator. Leave the door open until the fire is hot.

Add the smoking wood of your choice to the grill. Close the door. The smoke will travel through the holes between compartments and out through the pipe at the top.


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