So I'm thinking about building a smoke house, but I guess it may be considered a smoker in house form? If I were to build up a base out of brick with a cedar house built on top of that for smoking, would there be any problems with that? I've been looking at the UDS's and trying to build a nice bigger more permanent version. I'm new here so I'm not sure if my picture will upload or not, but the picture may better explain what I am thinking. In the event that the picture does not load, I'll explain. I have two levels of 8" cinder blocks with a pipe going in towards the bottom of the pit for an intake. I know this may not seem like enough air, but I plan on using a fan with an ATC so I think I should be fine there. In the middle of the cinder block pit I was planning on using a basket for charcoal and wood for heat/smoke. Above the cinder blocks is a 4' tall cedar "house" for my meat. Would this work, or am I missing something? The only concern that I guess I should be worried about would be the Cedar catching fire, but with the fire in the bottom with the cinderblocks, I would like to think that it shouldn't experience hot enough temperatures to combust. http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j345/dennis_peterson1/Smoker Idea_zpsgi9qmhol.jpg Thanks for the input.