stringman Posted February 13, 2022 Share Posted February 13, 2022 Hi all, Its been a while. I bought a stainless steel commercial fridge with a view to converting it to a cold smoker. Spent a small fortune on all the bits and started on the process- man it was tough going on trying to cut 100mm holes through that steel! That was about a year before Covid and Mrs T has had enough of our garden feature. So I thought I would build my own simple smoker very similar to the one I already own. basically a fire chamber ( with a maze smoker in it) a length of pipe fitting into a wooden box. My design will have a small kettle bbq as the fire chamber, flexible ducting into the bottom of the smoking chamber with a "chimney" on the top. Now reading lots of posts about materials I see that untreated wood is ok but stainless steel is best. so I am toying with the idea of cutting panels out if the fridge and using that for the "inside" of the smoker box. Then I would clad it in T&G This (at long last) is where I would like some advice! As The T&G is on the outside can it be treated to protect it? I was also wondering whether to put a frame between the steel and the wood . This would leave a gap which i wondered about filling insulation to keep the chamber cooler in the summer months. Any Thoughts on these ideas? Thanks in advance 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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