Smokehouse Venting

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by pete scheuerman, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Hello!

    New to this Forum as well never really smoked anything YET!

    I have a 36" x 36" slab poured, with an indirect fired heat/smoke source. I used a 20 lb LP tank on it's side then fed through a 3" steel pipe to the rear center of the slab.

    Wife is on me to get this built,.............ain't that cool?

    Anyway, I have my design in my head, but was wondering if there is any "mathematical" approach to sizing the venting.

    If I understand the process you NEED to vent to allow smoke to enter but to also allow moisture to leave.

    A vent pipe may invite critters/unfriendlies, so I was considering a grilles or vent ports with slide controls.

    The size of the house is 36' x 36" with proposed 5' 6" high walls,.............wood construction.

    Also anything else I should consider? Would love to hear those; "If I had to rebuild I would,..............".

    Thank you in advance for any/all ideas advice!
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A picture would help greatly....
  3. wolfman1955

    wolfman1955 Master of the Pit


    Need some pics!!

    Keep Smokin!!!

  4. Here's a photo from today. I just kept awn a building and ended up deciding that two (one front, one back) 6" x 12" vent holes in the gables were gonna have to do.

    Looking forward to learning how to do this smoking correctly,................soon!
  5. wolfman1955

    wolfman1955 Master of the Pit

    That is a very nice looking Smokehouse!! A job well done.

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