You might notice there is no fan or other refrigeration in there! That freezer plate is all that is cooling that box.... Taking it out , crimping it or otherwise disabling it will make it just a cabinet with no cooling.
A few small computer fans hooked to a power supply will help make it suitable for dry aging and such, if it can still maintain temps below 40 with them running
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Brinkmann 5 burner gas grill with sear & rotisserie
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Char Griller w/SFB w/mods
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