Built my own....finally

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by cbrhunter, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. cbrhunter

    cbrhunter Fire Starter

    Thanks to sollaryellow and Pops you guys inspired me with your designs so I finally took a shot at building one myself. I definitely learned a lot this first time around, especially what to do differently next time, but all in all I'm quite happy with the results. Looking forward to firing it up for the first time [​IMG]

    Here are some pics...

    I used a sheet of birch plywood, expensive but it really looks nice. My wife and I will probably do some cool burn art on the sides at some point.

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    box pretty much done...I drilled my holes in the 2x4s and then ripped them on the table saw. 

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    almost done...

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    I put some heavy duty casters on the bottom and one that has a locking lever...

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    inside of the door, I lined the seam with some galvanized HVAC parts to cut done on smoke leaking, can't remember what they were called and drilled them in..I then put some weather stripping on it to give some extra seal between the door and the galvanized steel. I only did this on the large door where most of the smoke will be. The smaller door down below seemed to have a much better fit plus with the heat I didn't want the weather stripping material exposed to it.

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    close up of the door...

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    I lined the bottom 18" or so with Hardibacker...

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    final product - thanks for looking!!

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    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It looks real good!

    Do you have a heat source?
     
  3. cbrhunter

    cbrhunter Fire Starter

    Hi Al, thanks...I just fixed my image hosting issue [​IMG]

    anyway, I ordered a gas burner from Northern tool...waiting for that to show. For cold smoking when I need the temp below 100 I have a 1000 watt electric  burner ( probably buy a second since this smokehouse is bigger than my other). I have a single stage temp controller rigged up to control that burner. Here it is..

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    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011
  4. Very nice!!!!

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  5. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Sweet! Very nice job CBR. Can't wait to see what comes out of it. [​IMG]
     
  6. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    Great work.
     
  7. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Excellent Craftsmanship and great size, you'll love it!
     
  8. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice looking smoker [​IMG]
     
  9. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I may be wrong but I thought that was a nono in a smoker

    Happy New Year

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    Last edited: Jan 1, 2012
  10. cbrhunter

    cbrhunter Fire Starter

    Hi sprky, well I figured the galvanized parts don't actually come in contact with the food or the heat source and it doesn't get hot enough inside the box to initiate any molecular level movement of the zinc. 

    if anyone has any other info on the subject I'd be happy to hear!
     
  11. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

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