new pit for cold smokin(bacon)

Discussion in 'Info and Practices' started by dave17a, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Had some blocks laying around, so dug down in pond dam a hair to put smoker at top for uphill draft. 16x32  on inside Facing west. Prevailing winds are north,south. Gonna be 8 feet to box. Post more pics when I get it there. Used an OK Joe last season to box, burned way to hot.

    It rained in there. Don't know what I will do with this box. Sell it. Good fire box for offset. Well thats it . Not an engineer.
  2. smokinal

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

    I'm not sure what I'm seeing.

    Is the smoker sitting on the block foundation you built?

  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Are you going to cap the pit or place the smoker on top of it?
  4. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Here ya go. Sorry not good at explaining  myself

    Pipe running uphill from pit to smoker. Bubble buried.

    Move box on top. 8 foot from pit. left side will be plugged with sakrete along with  rest of holes in blocks, maybe. Just throw tin over top with whatever for weight. Better than dadgum pellets that have been failing me. Sorry Todd.
  5. smokinal

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

    I understand now!

    It looks like it will be a great build!

  6. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic


    Test run on cold smoker. Working great. This is all I can type on here, you get the idea
  7. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    That looks great. Now get some pork bellies in there. Thumbs Up
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice set up...    Typical "Old World" style smoker...   I like it....  [​IMG]  ...
  9. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Yes sir. Thanks. Got hickory at sister's place and next to them. Am set up. [​IMG]
  10. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you find moisture collecting or dripping from the exhaust stack, some folks have the exhaust going straight out the side so condensate drips outside and can't run back in the pipe...

    Or you can insulate the stack to keep it warm....
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2016
  11. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Got it. Thanks!
  12. OMG this is awesome. So much science. I love it. 
  13. donr

    donr Smoking Fanatic

    Very Nice.

    Could you kill two birds with one fire box?  You put a damper in the the low end of the pipe (right at the inlet of the pipe and then build a "hot" pit right on top of the fire box?  Close the damper to use the hot pit.  Open the damper in the pipe & close a damper in the hot pit exhaust to be able to use the cold pit?  Maybe hinge the tin cover at floor level to make the damper.

    May be able to find a fine line to use them both at once.

  14. dave17a

    dave17a Smoking Fanatic

    Dave Omak has the science. There is alot going on between pit and smoke box. When certain storms or fronts coming through, wind comes in on back side, from southeast here, low pressure system from north or west. Counterclockwise rotation. Since I moved smoker , and 4 smokes , happened twice. First time I messed with it and finaly got it going. Never thought myself it would be such a science. Just stay tuned on this forum and getting there.
    Been thinking in them lines. At this moment, just cold smoke

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