Where would you place lighting in your smoker shed?

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Where would you place lighting in your smoker shed?

Postby GUS » Thu May 14, 2015 10:49 am

..A General question, not taking into consideration shed size proportions or cupboard type dimensions.
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I'm thinking that a bit of LED flood-lighting ...bottom light firing upward (& hopefully less smoke smear to clean) in a smaller unit, offset for a walk in shed.
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Re: Where would you place lighting in your smoker shed?

Postby Slarti » Thu May 14, 2015 11:09 am

I assume that you will be looking downwards onto the food being smoked. If so, that will have the food in a shadow. Also, the smoke will eventually drift downwards (when gravity finally takes it's toll) - unless it is drawn out of the shed - leaving you with maybe more to clean than otherwise?
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Re: Where would you place lighting in your smoker shed?

Postby GUS » Thu May 14, 2015 12:56 pm

I was looking at possibly introducing a degree of forced air into a shed / larger cupboard variety (demountable) & variable speed, & the possibility of an adjustable inner damper /collar for a set size chimney flue to allow faster slower flow through a 7? inch bore I have sitting around to account for different burn smoke densities provided by the standard macs csg, artisan, & my own gasifier unit.

The reason for considering mounting upward firing lighting is in consideration with the smoke source being drawn upwards & therefore not through it all the time.
(heck, a piece of cloth could sit over the unit when not anticipated for use, keeping the worst of any low lying gubbins from the frame, or simply mounted flat into the floor of a smoker with the main body in a void beneath.

I think though, that firing any lighting through smoke at hanging items is going to skew ones perception of how much smoke till done with all those shadows, but probably no worse than peering into gloom & losing all the accumulated smoke from a cabinet, as ever it's speculative & something to mull over, In these days of wireless connectivity & wildlife bird boxes streaming it'd be nice to send a picture to a screen & not interfere so often, ..or maybe i'm just too nosey for progress of my food under smoke!
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Re: Where would you place lighting in your smoker shed?

Postby wheels » Thu May 14, 2015 9:40 pm

Use candles! :lol: :lol: :lol:

No seriously, it's an interesting one. You could almost do with some form of diaphragm in front of them that opens when you switch the light on; sort of like a Compur shutter in a camera.

That doesn't really help, does it? :cry:

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Re: Where would you place lighting in your smoker shed?

Postby saucisson » Fri May 15, 2015 10:01 am

Quite seriously though, it wouldn't be that difficult to rig up a flap that lifted up, exposing the lighting strip every time the door was opened .
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Re: Where would you place lighting in your smoker shed?

Postby GUS » Sat May 16, 2015 7:25 pm

yup a guide nail & a wire pretty much would do it.
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