Sandwich maker refrigerator build

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Sandwich maker refrigerator build

Post by rh1kida » August 1st, 2013, 8:28 pm

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This thing died on us at the restaurant, and I couldn't even get 50$ for it, so I'm going to try and turn it into a smoker. Mostly Stainless inside and out. I've already gutted it, and I bought a Chargriller side firebox that I'm going to use as an offset smoke box. I think I'll be able to do smallish whole hogs in the top section and hang hams, sausages, and whatever else in the bottom parts. This will be my first build, so I've been reading as much as I can, but any advice would be appreciated.
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Re: Sandwich maker refrigerator build

Post by Grabber70Mach » August 2nd, 2013, 7:59 am

Need to run the size of your box (cook chamber) through the calculator. I'm betting the FB you bought will be too small.



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Re: Sandwich maker refrigerator build

Post by The Czar » August 2nd, 2013, 8:03 am

Thinking same thing.... Otherwise I say go for it!

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Re: Sandwich maker refrigerator build

Post by rh1kida » August 2nd, 2013, 1:22 pm

thanks for the advice. I'll do some measuring later on, but what type of calculating do I need to do? Is there a ratio or a formula I need to follow?



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Re: Sandwich maker refrigerator build

Post by SmokinFF » August 2nd, 2013, 2:15 pm

Get some dimensions of your cook chamber area and run em thru the pit calc.
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Re: Sandwich maker refrigerator build

Post by rh1kida » August 2nd, 2013, 3:24 pm

well, looks like y'all were right. according to the calculator I will be way shy. Is that a smoke issue or a heat issue?



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Re: Sandwich maker refrigerator build

Post by SmokinFF » August 2nd, 2013, 6:19 pm

D. All of the above.
Figure out your size needed and fab one up. :beer:


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Re: Sandwich maker refrigerator build

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » August 2nd, 2013, 7:18 pm

You definitely don't want to me too small.


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Re: Sandwich maker refrigerator build

Post by The Czar » August 2nd, 2013, 7:29 pm

TWSS!

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Re: Sandwich maker refrigerator build

Post by rh1kida » August 2nd, 2013, 7:47 pm

you beat me to that dcman, I had typed it when your post came through.
I'm not sure I'm up to fabbing up a fire box, and the guy I talked to about making one was a little out of my price range.



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