Fire Smoking

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by dysartsmoker, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Hi all: I have a 4x4x8 smoke house that I use to smoke homemade sausage in. It has a fire pit in the bottom and a 3" pipe with a fan for draft. The fire is rite inside the smoke house does any one else use something like this??????????????. It was built by my father inlaw. We have smoked 1000's of lbs. of sausage in it.
     
  2. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My grandpa in North Carolina had a set up like that when he was alive......it has been out of commission for years, but I can clearly remember the taste of the ham and sausage that came out of there. Seems like not a lot of people do it that way anymore.
     
  3. I'm thinking of keeping the fire pit inside and trying to use a fire box outside and heating with propane or electric. any ideas?????
     
  4. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Why are you looking to change it?
     
  5. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i hate to say this......but.......i DO agree with FBJ.......crap

    why fix summin that aint broken..........


    d88de
     
  6. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Don't sweat it, we have fun over here on the dark side. [​IMG]
     
  7. I have trouble maintaining a consent temp. It works great for my sausage but when I try to do chickens or turkeys the temp is to high. I guess what I'm trying to say is I would like to turn it into a combo smoker!!!! Any ideas
     
  8. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    OK. I am with you. I am not sure I that I could recommend much since I have no experience in building something like taht, but I know some folks on here have a smoke house with a firebox/pit off to the side. I have some ideas on what I would try, but best that I keep them to myself since they are just thoughts and theories and nothing that I would necessarily recommend taking action on.

    You want to do something like this link, right? http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/abeng/plans/5695.pdf
     
  9. coleysmokinbbq

    coleysmokinbbq Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi Dysartsmoker!...Welcome to the SMF!...[​IMG]...Glad to have you aboard!...You're gonna love it here!...
    .

    Check out This Thread...You might find some useful ideas there!...

    Hope it'll help!...[​IMG]


    Until later...
     
  10. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. Glad you could join us.
     
  11. Thanks Fatback I have seen that plan before I thunk I will give it a try I'll let you know how I make out. Any other ideas please share.
     
  12. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Give this thread a little time. There are some folks out there that will chime in and get you on the right track that know much more about it than I do.
     
  13. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    yeah........cowgirl for one...........


    d88de
     
  14. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm working on a cold smoker It's 7' tall x 4' wide x about 3' deep....fire box is 6' from the actual smoking chamber.
    I'll see if I can round up some pictures.
     
  15. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well, I found a picture of it without the pipe and fire box attached...
    I'll keep looking. lol

    Edited to add....this is a cold smoker only set up...for cured meats.
    When I want to hot smoke, I use my horizontal wood burner.
     
  16. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is a dry run picture...it's not up to date.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks to bbqbubba's help, I have the bottom finished and coated with mortar. I am still working on the firebox and pipe.
     
  17. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  18. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    coegurl..........what temps do you think you can achieve with this setup........just cold smoke?


    hehehe........i spelt yur name wrong on purpose


    d88de
     
  19. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL! Dood,[​IMG]
    This will be for cold smoking only...from 70 to 100 degrees.
     
  20. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    so i understand from some of your previous posts.......you can't use pine as part of the building structure to smoke in the 225-275 range?

    d88de
     

Share This Page