A couple weeks ago I was talking to my friend's father and he wants to build a brick smoker. He has a great backyard with two possible locations. The best location is more ideal because it is on the corner of a covered porch off his entertainment barn, just a few steps away from a kitchen in the barn. The second location is 100 feet away down a small slope next to his pond and covered picnic area. The concern is that the prevailing wind would carry the smoker heat down the porch making the seating area uncomfortable( the Porch is about 60x15 ft). I have seen insulated welded smokers on here than are warm to the touch at temp but I dont know about brick. So you guys with "Brickies" (Is that a thing? lol) What is the outside brick temp when you are smoking? Would it be OK near a seating area assuming the smoke is handled with properly? He also wants to use cinder blocks on the outside with firebrick inside. Would cinder blocks work?