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Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by onytay, Nov 28, 2011.
Well my Grandpaws was not much bigger than that..I just wish that I had paid more attention to what was going on instead of riding his horse so much ...
I really like the wood planks. Are you goinig to seal the cracks to prevent smoke loss, are or they pretty tight?
They are tongue and grooved, so they are pretty tight already, I'm going to insulate and finish the inside with hardwood plywood anyway, so no sealing necessary.
I'm not going anywhere either.... lookin very good..... Dave
That looks awesome!!! I will be watching as you go!
Anything new going on here!?
Yes, I'm in the process of getting the front and doors covered. It has turned out to be a task! I have the roof all framed up so once I get the front covered, ill get the roof on and seal her up. There is rain in the forecast and the ceramic fiber blankets don't like to get wet, so we will have to wait and see what happens there. Ill get some more pics up when I get it a little further along. Thanks for watching!
Can't wait to see how this turns out. Looks & sounds great so far.
Well I got rained out today... frustrating. I'm anxious to get the structure finished so I cam start testing for heat and smoke dispersion . I've got a long road ahead I believe before I actually get to run some meat through it. Some day ill have some Q view.
will you be lining the inside with any metal and insulating?
Yes, one of my mining buddies is bringing me some metal that he has scrounged up, I already had some hardwood plywood for the interior, but I will see how much metal he comes up with. For insulation I'm using ceramic fiber blankets 3000 degree rated I believe.
I did get some more work completed yesterday on getting the front and doors finished. The weather around here is pretty wet right now. Although I never believe what the weather man says, he is calling for some sunshine the next few days. Hopefully I will get her all finished up.
awesome, I am in the planning stage for my smoker build, I was looking for a commercial fridge to convert, but I really like the look of the wooden smoke houses, it just seems more natural
I agree thats why I chose wood for my smokehouse.
Here is some more pics of where Im at after today. Ready for some hardware on the door, a roof and some trim and we will be moving to the inside.
If that is a small smokehouse, what would be your definition of a large one?
Granted, being an old fart, that would look like a one holer? Some of our rich neighbors had two holers, but I never figgered out why?
Emergencies I would guess?
Good luck and good smoking.
Its funny you say that. The very farm these planks came from was my Grandfathers farm, where they had a 2 holer and I asked him why. His response was when you have 13 kids and everytime you run for the head at least one would want to to with you, especially at night and it was just easier with a 2 holer.
Here's an update. Not going to post pictures I'm going to wait until its finished and give a final look at the finished product. I have the roof on and and all the trimming on. The ceiling is in as I needed it to hold in the insulation. The hinges are on but I've got some fitting to do. I wanted the door as tight as possible to help seal the smoke in. I've got to finish the interior and get the smoke chimney on and the burner in then......Qview!!!!!!!!!! Were on the backstretch and I can see light at the end of the tunnel!
Construction finished. Got to get a burner in it. I'm working on a turkey fryer burner I've got lying around, but when I fired it up yesterday it wasn't burning very efficiently. I may try the burner pops put in his smokehouse if I cant get this one to burn correctly. I also thought about building a pipe burner for it, but after researching that its easier said than done. I do have two more shelf's cut for it one of which will be for the water pans, but I'm going to wait to get a burner in it and test out what my temps are at different levels to see where I want the other shelf at.
This smokehouse was built mostly for Venison Summer Sausage and Snack Sticks, but I hope than I can achieve high enough temps to do other things. Here is some pics for your enjoyment.
Sorry the pics are not very good, the sun was going down and the shop was shadowing the smokehouse. I was going for a rustic look I hope the latches don't take away from that.