New and looking to start my winter project!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by ericthesoundguy, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Hi all, I am as new as it comes but found this site and love how helpful everyone is!  I think I have an idea on my design/build but would love some input on it from the pros on here.  I love my local BBQ (BTs smokehouse) and would love to do some on my own!

    I have a large back yard so I wanted to build a larger smoker out of wood with a cinderblock base and separate firebox from a 55gal  drum cut in half maybe.  I saw a design on here (pic below) that I liked but had a few questions.  

    When using a separate firebox is this always considered a cold smoker and how hot can I get the smokehouse with this type of setup?  I love the idea of having a separate firebox to manage. 

    Does anyone suggest insulating a smokehouse of this size? Mine will be about 4'x4'x5' lwh  and I do live in mass and would love to be able to use it in the winter but maybe its just another failed dream.  

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


  2. smokinal

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

    Welcome to SMF! There are a bunch of builders on here. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.


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