wooden smokehouse build questions

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by senorkevin, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. senorkevin

    senorkevin Smoke Blower

    I am planning on building a wooden smoke house. I was thinking on building it 36 (91.5cm) wide and deep and 70 (178 cm) high. I live above my garage, therefore I have a concrete base with outdoor tiles. I also plan on using gas as for me it is the cheapest way.
    My questions are;
    What size gas ring should I use?
    Could I make the floor out of wood?, leave the floor out and use my tiled floor, or something else,
    How high should my first shelf be from the heat source?
    What type of wood should I use?

    Many thanks in advance.
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  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pine, cedar, Doug fir, cypress even plywood can be used. There's a good propane burner that many use here that is sold by northern tool. I would not build your floor out of wood. You probably should line the lower portion of your smoker with a flame proof substrate.
  4. senorkevin

    senorkevin Smoke Blower

    What kind of substrate?
  5. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    My neighbor used cinder block for the lower part of his, but I imagine you could use brick or even line the wood frame with durarock.
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Firebrick, metal (not galvanized). Dura rock has been used but I have seen it fail when exposed to high temps.
  7. senorkevin

    senorkevin Smoke Blower

    Im looking for something cheap. The higest I go is 200f
  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cement block and Firebrick liner...
  9. senorkevin

    senorkevin Smoke Blower

    How high should the first shelf be from heat source (gas ring burner)?
  10. senorkevin

    senorkevin Smoke Blower

    I was thinking about putting the first shelf and about 26 inches from the ground or about 20 inches from heat source, but that is just a guess!

    If I put concrete blocks on the ground, won't that heat up my floor? 
  11. senorkevin

    senorkevin Smoke Blower

    Please help me! I want to start building!
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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