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  1. #1
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    Default li'l fridge cold smoker question

    Got a smokin' deal ($0.00) on a 4cu.ft. minifridge that has a dead compressor
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    I have been reading good reviews on this, just never had a reason to spring for one. I guess now I do. Bacon prices just keep goin' up...

    So.... I've a quick question for you experts, or anybody who just wants to put their in:

    I'm planning on keeping this upper shelf in to use for ice packs in case the temps get too high.

    I'm concerned that it may block the air flow if I put the exhaust on the top of the fridge, so I'm thinking that maybe it should be in the back panel, just below this shelf. Any feedback would be appreciated before I start drilling holes.

    Thanks!
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    Rats, I just threw one of those away! I knew I shouldn't have.


    How are you going to generate smoke?

    If you are using cool smoke like a smoke pistol, I woudl bring it in from the top, put an ice pan on the top shlef and exhaust near the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokyOkie View Post
    How are you going to generate smoke?
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    I couldn't get the video to load but it looks like it would work. How long do they say it will burn on a load?

    I spose you would want to keep it far enough from the plastic to keep it form melting. I would prolly open a ven on one side top and the other bottom. If you don't get flow, you will burn off all the oxygen and the burn will die.

    also, cross flow will prevent stagnation of the smoke.

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    Cold smoke or not the plastic is giving me some bad vibes. I would have to tear it out and build a metal box for the inside. Why don't you feed it with the exhaust from you UDS via a piece of dryer duct hose?
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    Why does the plastic bother you for cold smoking? I use a cooler for cold smoking and it does fine.....of course, they are two different kinds of plastic.

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    I'm not worried about the plastic, being a cold smoker. Maybe I should be, but I just don't think it will be an issue. I"m not worried about a small amount of galvanized material in my drum. Just seems like an overreaction.

    Duct from the UDS? I"ve seen somebody on here do it that way, but for whatever reason, it doesn't interest me. No other reason.
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    Cool

    First great idea on this little project wasn't well thought out:


    That piece of plywood was supposed to replace the plastic liner from the door--a little more room and better insulation, right? Plus the liner would go into the shed as a neat little way to store oil & whatnot. Win/win!! The thought went through my head that the thickness of the plywood might be an issue, but said thought didn't hang around long enough to sink in. Once the swap was made, the extra thickness kept the door from closing... No problem, I had noticed the upper hinge mount was slotted, so I"ll just slide the hinges out a bit and be good to go. Only ONE of the bolt holes was slotted--and the bottom hinge wasn't slotted at all. What committee designed this thing?? Decided it was easier to pull the plywood out than it was to slot all the holes involved.
    Last edited by lazy; 05-28-2011 at 12:16 PM. Reason: speling...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lazy View Post
    What committee designed this thing??

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazy View Post
    First great idea on this little project wasn't well thought out:


    That piece of plywood was supposed to replace the plastic liner from the door--a little more room and better insulation, right? Plus the liner would go into the shed as a neat little way to store oil & whatnot. Win/win!! The thought went through my head that the thickness of the plywood might be an issue, but said thought didn't hang around long enough to sink in. Once the swap was made, the extra thickness kept the door from closing... No problem, I had noticed the upper hinge mount was slotted, so I"ll just slide the hinges out a bit and be good to go. Only ONE of the bolt holes was slotted--and the bottom hinge wasn't slotted at all. What committee designed this thing?? Decided it was easier to pull the plywood out than it was to slot all the holes involved.
    I have have ahd that problem my self a time or three(TO MUCH WOOD FOR THE HOLE) Why not replace it with a piece of sheet metal?
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