wood fired - plywood smoke house?

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by haeffnkr, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. haeffnkr

    haeffnkr Fire Starter

    I have been looking at a lot of the other smoke houses in this forum.

    I see that most use gas and dont insulate the smoke house and this goes against my original design idea of an electric smoke house.

    So if the smoke house is not insulated does I assume it breaths more which is good for ventilation and the meat and smoke?

    On the other hand that leaves electric for a heat source out....

    But - 

    I have a Stoker BBQ controller that I use on my ceramic grill and it works AWESOME.

    I can control the temp, monitor and change them over the internet.

    Has anyone used wood/lump charcoal in a smoke house?

    If I could use a big flower pot or something to hold the charcoal/fire a heat deflector above it and pipe a cold air intake to the bottom of the flower pot I could add my controller fan to it and use the existing probes to monitor the smoke house and meat temps.

    Thoughts on this approach?

    Would I need to line the bottom half with concrete board?

    How often would I need to toss some wood in it to keep it going?

    What else am I missing?

    thanks 

    Kevin
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have friends who have a wood smoker. The bottom 18" of the smoker met is CMU and they use either a propane Bruner down there or charcoal in an expanded metal basket. Your flower pot won't work well as you need more air around the charcoal. Also the flower pot clay will crack with the high heat.

    As for insulation I would insulate for my area.
     
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Think about a stand alone exterior wood stove..... Home made or store bought.....

     
  4. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    This is used for cold smoking, but could easily be used for hot smoking also.

    T
     

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