My home made smoke house

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by bb53chevpro, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here are a few pics of my home made smoke house. As I mentioned before, I was limited to time and cash. It is made from an old garage door. The fire box is made from 3mm thick sheet metal.

    Is the the "thin blue smoke" everyone is looking to get while smoking?
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  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I love it bb53![​IMG]
     
  3. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    where there is a smoke house, there is Q!
     
  4. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great looking smoke house-I need somthing like that
     
  5. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice lookin smoker.
     
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well I can see that besides being a smokehead, you're also a handyman. Congrats on a great job!
     
  7. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for all the great responses. But it looks like the conversion to cold smoking (the design of my house) needs more work. One half of the house is smoking better than the other. I will have to come up with some sort of diverter inside the smoke house.[​IMG]
     
  8. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey, Smokin' Bro!

    You've got a hand up on most folks. Nothing ever works perfectly the first time and a lot can be learned by tinkering up what you have.

    Great job and best of luck!

    Keep us posted on your progress!

    Cheers!
     
  9. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good job. Great way of recyling.

    Kookie
     
  10. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. Don"t know enoegh but what about one of those small tiny 4 inch fans to circulate the smoke?
     
  11. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    To get there, I would have to string out a 100 foot cord. But it is an option. thanks.

    Thanks to all for the feed back.
    Andy
     
  12. bkennedy

    bkennedy Fire Starter

    It looks like you only have a vent in one location...If you are using one vent it needs to be at the farthest point from the inlet smoke or add two vents that you can control the smoke flow with...like the vent stack of a smoker. That would certainly help distribute you smoke more evenly..A circulating fan would always be a plus..
     
  13. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    On the back side, at the bottom, there is an intake vent the same size. about 3 inches above that is the smoke intake tube (6" dia). What I have found is on that side (where the intake is), the sausage is turning bright red sooner. There fore I might have to extend the tube farther into the smoke house towards the center.
     
  14. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well, the batch I did today was 82lbs. That was mostly on the top rack. So I guess I could probably stuff 150 lbs in there using 2 out of the 3 racks. The third rack is low and would only use it for hot smoking. (have not tried it yet).
     
  15. Great looking smoke house, gonna have to build me one one of these days.
     

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