Wooden Smokehouse

Wooden Smokehouse

Postby wittdog » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:43 pm

http://www.canr.uconn.edu/ansci/ext/bui ... ehouse.pdf
I saw this link on another board and it got me thinking...seems like the materials cost around $180 USD...
I talked to a guy I work with who has construction experience....it's starting to look like this wooden smokehouse is going to be a go once the weather breaks.
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Postby Hangin_Salami » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:58 pm

Nice Smokehouse, Just hope nobody confuses it for an outhouse after a few cold ones! :lol:
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Postby Iamarealbigdog » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:01 pm

Yep I'm thinking of doing the same with the cold smoke generator being worked on by Darren, Dave and Hoggy.

Different versions but very interesting... for a smoke house we will have to go with something more industrial in size.

As I am writing this I am munching on a smoked turkey leg done on the weekend. The office is in a fit, with the smell, I have not seen so much traffic.


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Postby wittdog » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:02 pm

I'm thinking something that size...would hold alot of meat...I'm thinking about making it 5ftx5ft and about 6ft high....
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Postby Iamarealbigdog » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:40 pm

think 4X4...

plywood sheets come 4x4x8 so only one will be required and ther is no seam to worry about. I am concerned with air flow and Dave's mouse issue, Last thing we need is 5 poonds of fish sampled on. I am thinking of using expanded metal on the sides with sliding doors to control air / heat flow.

I like the propane burner, but would like the option of using hardwood charcoal.

If I go with one of those smoke generators, I can deal with heat in numerious ways, even electrically.

Circulation fans may also be in order to even out heat and smoke flow
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Postby wittdog » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:22 pm

Iamarealbigdog wrote:think 4X4...

plywood sheets come 4x4x8 so only one will be required and ther is no seam to worry about. I am concerned with air flow and Dave's mouse issue, Last thing we need is 5 poonds of fish sampled on. I am thinking of using expanded metal on the sides with sliding doors to control air / heat flow.

I like the propane burner, but would like the option of using hardwood charcoal.

If I go with one of those smoke generators, I can deal with heat in numerious ways, even electrically.

Circulation fans may also be in order to even out heat and smoke flow

I worry about plywood because of the glue...but 4x4 is probably a better size..even to get some sheet metal for the inside maybe...
as for the burner...and or hardwood...a small cast iron stove might do the trick..
Air flow...I'm going to put a chimeny on the top...and think about fans.
Thanks for the input keep it coming
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Postby Buckskin » Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:17 pm

I made a 4x4x4 foot smoke box out of plywood. And then have a external smoke box that pipes in the smoke. Depending on if I want a cold smoke or hot smoke I use different lengths of pipe. Also have a electric hot plate that I put inside for more heat if needed. If you season the plywood w/ several dry runs as I did, I don't think you have anything to worry about the glue. Temps won't get that high.
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Postby wittdog » Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:25 pm

Buckskin wrote:I made a 4x4x4 foot smoke box out of plywood. And then have a external smoke box that pipes in the smoke. Depending on if I want a cold smoke or hot smoke I use different lengths of pipe. Also have a electric hot plate that I put inside for more heat if needed. If you season the plywood w/ several dry runs as I did, I don't think you have anything to worry about the glue. Temps won't get that high.

Thanks for the info
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Postby wittdog » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:12 pm

The wooden smokehouse build is becoming a reality��yesterday I picked up the stuff for the foundation, today I stared to dig the foundation and picked up the lumber for the smokehouse�.I�m making sausage tomorrow and the plan is to start building the smokehouse Sunday, it might be done by Monday or Tuesday.
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Postby wittdog » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:05 pm

The floor
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Side Wall
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Side wall finished
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Side Wall UP
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The other side
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Back Wall
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The Other Side Wall
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Front of Smokehouse
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We ended up building the floor and the four walls today�tomorrow the plan is for the roof, door and maybe the pipes, we are going to use concrete board for the inside of the smokehouse and insulate it as well.
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Postby wheels » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:21 pm

Wow Wittdog - when you do something you sure do a proper job of it. :D
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Postby wittdog » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:15 pm

We made a little more progress today�We had some things that came up that slowed us down some�.but today we got the rafters hung, the roof on, the back wall finished, and trimmed the overhang�we also picked up the pipe and the hardware for the door�.
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Postby wittdog » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:46 pm

We got a lot done today�The roof is finished�drip cap, tar paper and shingles�
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The front is now trimmed in�
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A little lunch�..homemade Italian and Polish Sausage�.
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The side getting finished
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We also built the door today..we will hang it tomarrow..wait till you see the hardware�
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This is what�s left of the lumber
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I think I might name it the Pork Palace
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Postby wittdog » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:40 pm

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