Inherited Homemade Smokehouse

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by cinsmokes, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Just wondering if any tips and or recipes for this type of smoker. My dad built it and passed away. I ate many items he smoked in it but never saw the meat in process. Miss him a lot.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2016
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Is the brick firebox attached to the smoke house with an underground ductwork ???   Got pictures ??   

    Pics of inside the smokehouse would be cool also...  and inside the Firebox...

    Nice looking setup....  I see the exhaust vent above the door...  That's the best place for the exhaust...  Your dad knew what he was doing..

    What meats did he smoke ??  What do you remember about the finished product..... 

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  3. smokinal

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

    That's a heck of a nice smokehouse!

    As Dave said more photo's would be great!

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  4. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    very cool smoker...always liked the brickwork ones. I had one in Houston 35 years ago and sure miss that one.

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  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sorry to hear how you got the smokehouse,but it looks like a great smoker! I also would love to see more pics!

    I would think the best way to start is small fires till you got a clue how it works a little practice and you'll be golden.
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  6. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Man, that looks like the Holy Grail of smokers! The real thing. We'd all love to see more of it.
    Sorry to hear about your Dad. With the way life moves so fast, when they're gone we realise how much they meant to us. I'll bet if you fire it up and look out the corner of your eye you'll see him standing there smiling....
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  7. Very sorry for ur loss.Im with the rest and luv to see some more pics of that smoker,never seen one quite like it.
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  8. Thanks for the reply! Yes knowing my dad he would have researched it thoroughly!

  9. THANKS for all the interest!  What should I smoke first???? Cute piggie weathervane!!  And a pig on front door so it's not mistaken for an outhouse!
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2016
  10. Thanks for all the kind comments - it warms my heart to hear such compliments of my dad's fine craftmanship!  Bittersweet but I know he would LOVE to see me smoke something and get use out of it!!  
  11. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    as said above... sorry to hear of your lose ... he will be watching over ya when you fire it up and have a big smile on his face... I suggest you invest in a set of Maverick 732 thermometers to use in it... they will help tremendously in monitoring your temps in the smokehouse....
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  12. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I, too, am sorry about your dad.  That is one VERY nice smoke house he built.  Once you get it figured out, I'm guessing you'll be extremely pleased with it.

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  13. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those pipe ends looking things... are they capped where the caps can be removed for more air circulation..   Look like it...

    I'm saying that's a dandy smoker...
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  14. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    I'm thinking shoulder butt 'til you get the hang of it. The sky's the limit after that....
  15. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Come on now,,,,, LIGHT the FIRE....You will be fine and your pop will be watching over you.

  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's super cool! I agree we need to see smoke!
  17. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Sorry for your loss.

    I think I would fire it up at least once without anything in it.

    Let her clear her throat, get used to how it heats up and levels off.

    Have fun, that's why he built it.

    Keep in mind pictures are good things.

  18. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Just cruising the forum for smokehouses and came across this. Yes sorry for your loss, and wow that is an incredible smokehouse. Beautiful. Have you smoked much in ti yet?
  19. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead

    This just turned up again on the current post list I missed it the first time around. I to am sorry for your lose but you have a great remembrance of your dad in that wonderful built smoke house and something to past on to the next generation. Share it with your family and they will all be trained smokers and ready to go.

  20. cliff43j

    cliff43j Fire Starter


    I hope that you get to do your Dad proud with your "new" smokehouse.


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