Wanting to build a sausage smoke house

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by jbssmokedmeats, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Hello every body I'm wanting to build a sausage smoke house thinking 4'x2'x22". My local lumber yard is going outta business everythis is at cost, can I us non treated pine 2x4 and what kinda ply wood can I use thinking of going with a 120v 1500 watt burner
     
  2. Mainly need to know what kind of plywood is safe to use thinking 1/2cdx
     
  3. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    since it's at cost.. I would get BC plywood... finished side out .... gives a much better look after paint ...
     
  4. Is bc the same as ac????
     
  5. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    no.. BC is finished on one side.. AC is finished on both sides... hell... look and see if they have oak plywood and check price ...
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2015
  6. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    If it's cheap enough I would use T-111 siding. Can paint it and it will hold up to the weather better. Just my 2 cents worth.
     
  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Quick question, is plywood safe to use?
     
  8. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    A lot of people have been using it for MANY years.... I'm sure the government would say no ...
     
  9. mtime7

    mtime7 Fire Starter

    on plywood grades AC (A grade finished on one side C grade on other) BC (B on one C on other) You get a the A or B grade by number of imperfections, A being very close to  perfect
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Plywood is fine to use for smokehouses, unless it's pressure treated plywood (yes they do make such a thing.

    As mentioned put the best side out and the crappy side in. I would suggest going a bit bigger, taller if you are going to be hanging meat when smoking. If it was for me I'd go with interior dimensions of 24"x36"x72". Or 36"x36"x72.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2015
  11. Looks are not a huge deal to me is cdx safe to use?? Will show you guys my build want a portable smokehouse that I can roll in and out of my shop! Would love to build a outside smokehouse like some of you did in your back yards I have 1.3 acre lot in a town of 1200 people my back yards is bordered by a corn field on 2 sides.... I have a big trailer build that is 92% complete needs the fb door fixed and need the whole thing media blasted and painted hat want a sausage smoker make a lot of sticks and summer sausage and want to start making brats and ring bologna also I would like a smoker big enough for a 50lb batch of sticks
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    CDX would work.
     
  13. well 2 Sheets of 1/2" cdx and 4- 8' 2x4 $59 later I'm reade to to
     
  14. Ready to go!
     
  15. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    :popcorn
     
  16. I got the frame together pics to come in next couple days I think I'm going to go with a slanted roof not a peaked roof. This will not be insulated quite yet I need to find something to use with 2" thick wall I ripped my 2x4's and framed it 2x2 .... 4ft tall 36"wide 32" deep is the size I went with
     
  17. JB

    I cut all the parts for mine out of 2 sheets of BC ply, no frame.

    Teddy
     
  18. So I finally got a start on my smokehouse all framed up! I have a few ?'s I looking for a double hot plate burner want to use one for heat and the other for a pan to put wood chunks in! Can somebody point me in the right direction with a pid to control 1 or both burner
     
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  20. I went with a 26x48x24 dimensions as I wanted it large enough to put a couple oven racks in to use it to smoke a turkey or brisket or even ribs
     

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