Question on sealing wood on smokehouse

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by hookedonq, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. Just recently built a smokehouse out of some untreated pine and would like to know what to use to seal and protect the wood? It will be used strictly for cold smoking and hanging hams to cure.
  2. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Let the smoke seal it IMO. 

    Run a few smokes through it with no meat.
  3. I was looking for somthing to seal the exterior surface of the wood,

    I think what your saying will be fine on the inside but wont help much for the exterior
  4. Polyurethane works well if you want it to stay the same color. Thompson's water seal will let it age. Or go to the hardware store and look around. Their are lot's of products on the market.

    Happy smoken.

  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Linseed oil..... good stuff....
  6. 5oakssmoker

    5oakssmoker Smoke Blower

    Linseed Oil worked good, and Thompson's makes a whole line of wood sealers, I used a deck sealer on the outside of mine, mostly because they sell it in 1gal cans, and its non-toxic, the outside can be sealed with any wood sealer though. Mostly depends on how you want it to look. There are smokers on here that have used anything from Linseed Oil, to Paint.

    Like AK said though, run 2 or 3 smokes with no meat and the inside will have a nice smoke seal to it.
  7. 5oakssmoker

    5oakssmoker Smoke Blower

    If you use anything flammable to seal it, just make sure you let it dry well and leave the doors open a day or two to make sure the fumes have a chance to escape, even though its on the outside, it will take some air to make it safe to light a fire.
  8. Thanks everyone. Sounds like its safe to use any sealer.

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