Wood type for smokehouse

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by etexsmoker, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. etexsmoker

    etexsmoker Newbie

    I know I can't use pine for smoking, but how about for build the smokehouse?
  2. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lots of guys have Plywood Smoke Houses, and Plywood is made of pine.

    Go For It!

  3. etexsmoker

    etexsmoker Newbie

    That sounds good.  I can get some roughsawn oak but the mill is probably 75 miles away.  I just don't want to adulterate the good hickory taste if I don't need to.
  4. etexsmoker

    etexsmoker Newbie

    OK- I've built the smokehouse.  4x4x8 with a 4 x12 roof pitch (shed type).  For the roof I used steel R-panel, which I think will give me some good draft, since the stuff has a 1.5" corregation every foot.  Now the only question I have is regarding the firebox.  I intend to put it 10' from the smokehouse and run either 4" or 6" pipe for the smoke delivery, but I'm wondering what to use for the box itself.  I have at least a dozen 55 gallon drums around here, but don't know what was in them.  Two of them I know had SULFOLANE-A in them, which I know is a solvent.  Can I safely use one of those those for a firebox, or do I need to go to the expense of new sheet steel?
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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