I recently picked up 50 lbs of pork belly to make into bacon with Shagdog. I have a Large Big Green Egg, but realized that long term I needed a smoke house. So after perusing the web and this forum I built one.
Here are the images of the build process. It's 95% complete. I need add some shelf supports, some vents and dampners. I also need to add some weatherstripping to seal the door. Overall size is 24" wide, 18" deep and 6 1/2' tall.
I built it with two doors so I could access the firebox without losing all the smoke. Also all of the floor boards are removable so they can be propped open for air flow if needed.
I was able to get the internal temp up to 210 and hold it for sometime. I had very light charcoal into and with a little experimenting I believe I can get it hotter and controllable. I will stop tonight and get two probe thermos for the door to monitor temp and use my wireless Maverick.
I did season the SH on Sunday with cherry wood and plan on finishing my bacon tonight.
Overall I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I have about $90 into right now and picked up all the lumber at the local home improvement store. If you want more info on the SH. Send me a message or email and I'll give you the material list.
11-06-2013 03:01 PM
11-06-2013 03:02 PM
neatly done mate. I would be proud to have that in my Backyard
11-06-2013 03:06 PM
That is awesome
11-06-2013 03:07 PM
Great Job D! Next time we go 200 lbs worth of bacon, now that we can smoke it all at once...
11-06-2013 03:09 PM
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11-06-2013 03:15 PM
Great build, I think a smokehouse would be an amazing tool to have for many different cooks.
11-06-2013 03:18 PM
11-06-2013 03:20 PM
Looks good. I love my smokehouse. Next time you are in grayslake, let me know and you and shagdog can come over and check mine out and I can show you some ways to get that temp up so you can do some turkeys, hams, etc in there.
11-06-2013 03:21 PM
I remember my grandfathers smokehouse...very similar just much bigger. Always smelled so good.
11-06-2013 03:39 PM
That's just too cool.
early mornin' smokin'
11-06-2013 03:43 PM
you've got this running up around 210? i'd be worried it'd go up in flames!
11-06-2013 03:47 PM
Great job! That my next project when I get settled.
Terry The Toad
11-06-2013 03:52 PM
Very nice work... I think you could sell those. :-D