The Zsmoker House - on Wheels ;-)

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by zargon, May 16, 2013.

  1. zargon

    zargon Newbie

    I've been working on this for a couple months.. finally got it to the point where I felt comfortable doing a "cold" smoke on some Salmon.

    Turned out Very Good!!!  Albeit; I had to finish it off in the oven in the house.  Turns out that the lone, small electric hotplate just don't cut the

    mustard.  Couldn't get it above 120 Degrees F no matter how hard I tried.  My triangular Smoke Generator seems to work pretty good... but I'm thinking

    about making a cylindrical version with the venturi tube @ the top instead of the bottom... more on that later.  

    I'll try after this text to post some photos... and I have a link to a "First Test of the Smoke Generator".. let me know if it works???  TIA

    I started out just wanting to make a cool smoker box...and ended up making what I think is a very cool "Smoke House On Wheels".

    I really need to have almost everything on wheels 'cause my wife likes most things to be "Out of sight", so they appear to be... "Out of Mind".

    Me.. I like to have everything all around to view and marvel at all the time... Go Figure... women are just different that us men.  ;-)  Most of the differences I like... the rest I make allowance for and try to do my best to keep peace in the household.  ;-D

    Now.. lets see if I can post some of those photos of the build .. some in progress... etc.

    BTW:  IT's still a work in progress; as I do intend to add a better heat source for proper smoking of items that require more heat.

    I have been thinking about using a propane burner from a "Turkey Fryer".. or maybe an electric element from an old stove, complete with the thermocouple and control circuit of course.

    I have recently added a cool "Oven Light" and associated electrical system with an external weather proof switch... more on that to come as well... especially if I decide to add the electric Oven stuff.  (BTW:  Yes, I am a qualified electrician)

    FYI:  I started out with a 1/2" plywood understructure I.D. 20.5" x 25" x 48" and then added the 2x4 frame and roof and then ... thought .. Hey.. how about a Metal roof... and how about some cedar siding.. and how about a really cool copper chimney.. and then an adjustable "Flu-damper" and on and on it goes... where it stops.. well.. we shall see. ;D

    I'm trying to upload a video of the "Burn-In" first smoke... link coming soon.

    Last edited: May 16, 2013
  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    That looks very cool! Good looking smokehouse! Nice job, Zargon, you've got some skills Brother!

  3. zargon

    zargon Newbie

    Thanks Red,

        I'll keep ya posted when I get to making some serious smoke!  ;-D
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