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Smokin'N'Crown



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13 14 6:14 am    Post subject: Gravity feed question Reply with quote

I have an old 1950's fridge that I want to make a GFS out of. Does anyone know of a site that has a tool calculator to help with fire box dimensions, exaust, air inlet dimensions, etc?or is it just whatever looks right?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14 14 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smokin'N'Crown Couple guys with fridge smokers...not sure if any are GF units...Boys will be around soon i'm sure,
Good Luck.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14 14 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Mornin' Smokin 'N' Crown!

I have a 1951 General Electric 'fridge converted to smoker but it is currently Natural gas fired with an outboard smoke generator.






This is an interesting concept and I am curious as to what some of the folk here might come up with...I will be following this thread closely!

Good Luck and best Regards,

Tony Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14 14 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, I appreciate the replies, and for sharing the pics Tony. Looks good, I like the way you kept it the classic white. I currently have one of them "duel fuel", $150 Lowes models. I've only used charcoal in it. I would just really love to make this a gravity feed so I don't have to babysit it every 30 minutes. I'm new to the building portion and just don't know how big to make the fire box, or if that is even an issue, as long as it's big enough.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14 14 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully K.A.M. will take notice of your post and offer his
advice on your idea.

When He steps into the Batter's Box, He Hits The Ball Every Time! Wink

Best Regards,

Tony

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 14 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smokin'N'Crown wrote:
Thanks guys, I appreciate the replies, and for sharing the pics Tony. Looks good, I like the way you kept it the classic white. I currently have one of them "duel fuel", $150 Lowes models. I've only used charcoal in it. I would just really love to make this a gravity feed so I don't have to babysit it every 30 minutes. I'm new to the building portion and just don't know how big to make the fire box, or if that is even an issue, as long as it's big enough.


Found this link while I had nuthin' else to do ( Shocked ) Laughing

http://smokerbuilder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=41

This was originally posted by SoEzzy so if it doesn't work...
Well...Yuh know the drill! Laughing Wink

Hope this helps...

Best Regards,

Tony

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22 14 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too have one of the fridge smokers but it is not gravity fed. It has a firebox at the bottom and i can get 10 hr burn times on charcoal and hickory chunks. I have never seen the need to convert it to gravity feed. Pkerchef
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23 14 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony wrote:
Hopefully K.A.M. will take notice of your post and offer his
advice on your idea.

When He steps into the Batter's Box, He Hits The Ball Every Time! Wink

Best Regards,

Tony

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Brother Tony, I appreciate the kind words but I know very little about gravity feed cookers. There are some sites that specialize in gravity feeds, they may help.
This one comes to mind. Very Happy
http://www.phpbbserver.com/smokinjim/viewforum.php?f=27
To my knowledge there is not a calculator for this.
I wish you all the luck with your project and please keep us posted. Very Happy
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