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Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by smoke dawg, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. smoke dawg

    smoke dawg Fire Starter

  2. smoke dawg

    smoke dawg Fire Starter

    Turkey results

  3. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is a lot of turkey. Makes a nice mouth watering picture!
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fantastic!!! Now how about a whole pig hanging in there???
  5. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Love the turkeys Dawg!  

    I've never quite understood why anyone would build a wood smoke house for hot smoking.   I'm I missing something?   Wood, fire.... big fire?  :)

    Nothing better then smoked turkey.  Its the only way I can eat them.  

  6. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Mighty sexy looking birds you have hanging around!
  7. smoke dawg

    smoke dawg Fire Starter

    Wow Wes, That is a very nice brick smoker. The last wood one I had lasted almost 15 years and just had tin lining the botytom and dirt floor.

    This one has fire brick floor and about 3 feet on three sides. The door is metal lined to reduce weight.

    I expect I will get 20 years out of this one and I can use it for big or small items

    I have resisted using propane because I get great flaver from a wood fire. Some say it is more than TBS but I like it a litte heavy.

    How do you fire the brick beauty?
  8. tennsmoker

    tennsmoker Smoking Fanatic


    I'm confused  [​IMG]   about your heat source, WOOD,  how are you smoking those birds!! 

    Are u building a fire in the middle of your smoke house!!  [​IMG]   gotta say they look awefully good....

    You say you don't like propane!!

    Last edited: Jan 6, 2013
  9. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I didn't realize it had tin lining. That would make sense.

    I I refuse to use anything but wood.    I agree with you.  Nobody can touch the favor of real wood and smoke.   I let my smoke flow straight through.  Only time I get a bad flavor is when I let the fire get low. 

    I fire it up with charcoal and feed it oak and hickory from there. 

    Question, can you hang a pig and smoke it without it falling apart? 

  10. smoke dawg

    smoke dawg Fire Starter

    I have not tried it but it does sound good. I do have racks I could use as a safety catch.

    The fire is inside of a 24"SS pipe with 1/4"SS top so there is no direct access to the fire

    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013
  11. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like that.    Have you thought about putting fiberglass insulation  between the tin and outside to help keep the heat in.  Just a thought.

    I like the size.  I built mine just from my own plan.   It works good but a bit small.   If I ever done another one, it would be at least 8 in. wider.   Once heated up, it wouldn't matter how big it was.  
  12. smoke dawg

    smoke dawg Fire Starter

    I did concider it but I have no problem getting heat.
  13. Great smoker and them's some wonderful looking turkeys!!! Nice job!

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