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Old 11-06-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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Default My new Smoke House

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.
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:01 PM   #2
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:02 PM   #3
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neatly done mate. I would be proud to have that in my Backyard
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That is awesome
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:07 PM   #5
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Great Job D! Next time we go 200 lbs worth of bacon, now that we can smoke it all at once...

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Very nice!

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Old 11-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #8
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Great build, I think a smokehouse would be an amazing tool to have for many different cooks.
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:20 PM   #10
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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.

Nice build!


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I remember my grandfathers smokehouse...very similar just much bigger. Always smelled so good.
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:39 PM   #12
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That's just too cool.

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Old 11-06-2013, 02:43 PM   #13
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you've got this running up around 210? i'd be worried it'd go up in flames!
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Great job! That my next project when I get settled.
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Very nice work... I think you could sell those.
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