First Smoke House build, need some help

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by midnightdinner, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. So I've been saving some scraps of lumber from work and decided to build a smoke house. I'm using 1/2'' OSB and 2x4. The smoker is 5'x2' with 4' being the chamber with 4 racks, and 1' being for the fire, using propane I think. I finished the framing for the most part and am wanting to insulate. I saved some R-30 extruded polystyrene insulation and was wanting to use that, but im not sure it would be safe, or withstand the heat or somethin. Any thoughts? I have OSB on the outside and inside with the insulation in between.
     
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Here is a link to one I just built, you might gets some tips from it:
    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/140513/daves-smokehouse-part-9-test-runs

    When I first started I was going to go propane then started thinking about safety being it was going to be so close to my house. Then the safety issue just got out of control in my head so I probably went overboard but better safe than sorry.
     
  3. wow your smoke house looks amazing Dave!!! congrats, cant wait to see some Q-view from it. I think I'm gunna get, or look into, those safty cutoff valves someone mentioned in your post for the propane. any thoughts on the insulation I wanna use?? I get scrap R-30 polystyrene insulation from work and thought of using that, but then I started thinking maybe I should just use fiberglass, we have lots of that too. thoughts?   
     

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