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Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by pineywoods, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Pretty sweet! Thanks for Sharing. Can someone tell me what the circle that says "salt" is in the plan?
  2. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i would love to have the time and space to build one.........thx for posting!
  3. jeffesonm

    jeffesonm Smoke Blower

    Just a guess, but it might be to help control humidity. In some of my readings on meat smoking/curing, some people use a big pile of salt to control humidity in a refrigerator. They take a large pan with some water in the bottom and add a big pile of salt in the middle... as the humidity in the room changes, the salt pile will either absorb more water or more water will evaporate to stabilize the humidity... or something like that [​IMG] If you google "saturated salt solution humidity" you can read more.
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice and they could be very helpful to some one here too. Thanks Jerry[​IMG]
  5. mgnorcal

    mgnorcal Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

  6. sweller

    sweller Newbie

    The first thing that came to mind was Himalayan salt blocks. So I bet it's used for thermal regulation. Like a water pan, only different. But then, it doesn't seem like enough to make much of a difference.

    Maybe it's for smoking salt?
  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here's one more option for building a smokehouse...

    Another thing to watch for when building a smoker... not all plywoods are suitable to use for cooking foods!! Be careful and check your materials before building.

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