upright freezer into a smoker

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upright freezer into a smoker

Post by zjarhead » Fri Dec 25, 2015 20:45

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far-far away, somewhere on the internet, a gentleman posted how and why he used a surplus upright freezer to build his smoker. There were lots of pictures in a well thought paper complete with part numbers for remote temperature controllers from Grainger and other vendors. He went into why he had an internal, aftermarket humidifier with sensors.

Of course I bookmarked the link and just as normal, now I can`t find the thing. If anyone saw and remembers this article and better yet knows where to go and find it, I`d appreciate being pointed in the right direction.

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Post by crustyo44 » Sat Dec 26, 2015 00:18

Louis,
Just make sure everything inside is metal, preferable stainless, I have converted a scrapped bread proofer, all stainless inside and out and sell for a scrap stainless price. These units are insulated as well. I have no internal humidifier, as we have most of the year high humidity and temperatures anyway.
Keep me informed if somebody sends you the link. Must be some interesting reading!
Cheers,
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Post by nuynai » Sat Dec 26, 2015 02:37

Here's several I found on google. Good luck, hope it helps.

thiswesternlife.com/reuse-old-refrigerator-freezer-turns-smoker/

www.ehow.com › Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YggTbDhCZxE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHJlBLYGNcs

smokingmeatforums.com/t/134418/turning-old-woods-upright-freezer-into-smoker
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upright freezer into a smoker

Post by zjarhead » Mon Dec 28, 2015 15:11

Appreciate the links and other information. All are interesting, but I'm still searching for the original document that had part numbers for temp controllers, and hydrometers that controlled the humidifier. If I ever find it, I'll share the link/site.
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Post by Tom » Mon Dec 28, 2015 15:58

zjarhead try this link it has some of the info you may be looking for.

http://benstarr.com/blog/how-to-convert ... ng-cheese/

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Post by redzed » Tue Dec 29, 2015 01:14

zjarhead, the instructions for converting an upright freezer into a curing chamber are same as converting an all-fridge into a curing chamber. Just make make sure that it is a frost-free type.
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Post by zjarhead » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:31

To the best of my failing memory, this looks almost like what I remember with the exception of starting out with a freezer.

Thanks much and I now have a new project.

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Re: upright freezer into a smoker

Post by spud » Sun Feb 24, 2019 09:27

Hi
The eBay seller as below was the one that I purchased the eBook for the conversion that I used for the upright freezer conversion.
https://www.ebay.com.au/usr/bbqhqnet

I haven't visited him for a while but do see now that he doesn't have any eBooks available on his sight.
Send him an email as you are describing his equipment to a tee.

Rgds Spud
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