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martyleach
03-31-2013, 03:25 PM
Thanks to Cowgirl for her advice and support in seeing me threw this smokehouse build. It is pretty much her design.

I intend to use this for cold smoking bacon, salmon, cheese and numerous other things....

Here is a finished picture. The dark wood is reclaimed French Oak that was previously used in wine barrels to age chardonnay. It was moldy and gross until I hit it with the planer. Beautiful wood

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa430/martyleach/Smokehouse%20pics/008_zpsdd85b19f.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa430/martyleach/Smokehouse%20pics/004_zps676968d5.jpg

Here is the smoke source. I use a fan on the inlet ball valve and the smoke is being generated by an A-MAZE-N-PELLET-SMOKER inside the cut down drum.

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa430/martyleach/Smokehouse%20pics/002_zps9d7d6e57.jpg

I put a valve on the outlet of the house to modulate the smoke flow.
http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa430/martyleach/Smokehouse%20pics/2013-03-31111324_zps5fb91f97.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa430/martyleach/Smokehouse%20pics/2013-03-31111007_zps7c847eb7.jpg

I've run it three times so far and it smells awesome! I've got a couple pork bellies curing and they will get smoked next weekend. Can't wait!

If you are interested in building one, I suggest you check out Cowgirl's website here http://cowgirlscountry.blogspot.com/2008/01/building-cold-smoker-smokehouse.html

JMSetzler
03-31-2013, 03:26 PM
Marty, that looks fantastic! Looks like it has plenty of capacity also... nice!

Bonewagon
03-31-2013, 03:44 PM
Looks awesome Marty. :thumb: Can't wait to see the pron of it in use.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
03-31-2013, 03:45 PM
Really looks great and now I am officially jealous. :thumb:

Titch
03-31-2013, 04:09 PM
That looks great Marty,get over here and build my Chook House

big brother smoke
03-31-2013, 04:24 PM
That is farking awesome, Marty. Nice weapon!

Big George's BBQ
03-31-2013, 04:27 PM
Looks awesome Marty You also went to an excellent sourse- Cowgirl Looking forward to future pics

bbqbull
03-31-2013, 04:39 PM
Great job Marty!
I hope your top horizontal vent does not stain that awesome paint job!!!

chicagokp
03-31-2013, 05:39 PM
Jealous!!!!!! Can't wait to see the goodies you put out with that. I would like to be on your Christmas goodie list!!!

landarc
03-31-2013, 05:41 PM
Finally, someone nearby with a cold smoker!

I tell you this, the next MartyBash is gonna be a good one.

landarc
03-31-2013, 05:43 PM
Now, if you could build a rotisserie for your Santa Maria pit, I can bring over a Strube Ranch whole Wagyu sirloin.

Or have I not shared that plan with you yet?

Teamfour
03-31-2013, 05:48 PM
That is a great setup! I assume the long run from the smoke source to the smokehouse is to cool the smoke?

Just BS
03-31-2013, 05:51 PM
That is very cool!

Smoothsmoke
03-31-2013, 06:02 PM
Niiiiiiiice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

martyleach
03-31-2013, 06:24 PM
That is a great setup! I assume the long run from the smoke source to the smokehouse is to cool the smoke?

Yup but it didn't need to be that long. Truth is, I put half a chimney of brigquets in a fire basket and lit up another half chimney. Put that on top of the other briquettes, sealed it up. I attached a 5cfm blower on the input by the ball valve and let it rip.

The half drum was running about 300 or so and the smokehouse got to a max temp of 79 or 80 degrees with nice blue smoke coming out of it.

martyleach
03-31-2013, 06:24 PM
Now, if you could build a rotisserie for your Santa Maria pit, I can bring over a Strube Ranch whole Wagyu sirloin.

Or have I not shared that plan with you yet?

Let's talk! :)

TuscaloosaQ
03-31-2013, 07:01 PM
Brother that is an awesome job!!!!!!! top of the line work. You Can't go wrong with Cowgirl involved she ain't nothing but the truth!!!!! Now I got to have me one in the future!!!!!

bluetang
03-31-2013, 07:07 PM
Marty, that is farkin sweet! I'm green with envy over here.

Fo Sizzle My Nizzle
03-31-2013, 07:27 PM
So disappointed! I was assuming the whole thing would have been hand carved out of WSM handles. But I guess this one will do. Nice!!!

silverfinger
03-31-2013, 07:31 PM
Real nice work Marty!!
This is definitely on my to do list.

I have to build one.

Thanks for sharing and if there is anything you would do different, please let us know.

firefighter4634
03-31-2013, 07:38 PM
I am jealous as hell, have fun with the new smoke house!!!!

RevZiLLa
03-31-2013, 07:47 PM
I can almost smell it right now!

plakers
03-31-2013, 08:27 PM
Great lookin hut there. Man oh man, gotta put one of those on my list.

Twelvegaugepump
03-31-2013, 08:48 PM
Awesome work Marty! Can't wait for the pron!

Hook_Line_and_Sinker
03-31-2013, 09:01 PM
That a beauty Marty ! I hope to see more pron of it and from it

HookedOnQ
03-31-2013, 09:16 PM
Awsome job on ur build!! now for some bacon pron

oifmarine2003
03-31-2013, 10:23 PM
Looks awesome, Marty! I have wanted to do a cold smoke system like that since I originally saw Jeanie's and now you have ignited the fire again. Time to start planning my build as soon as the warm weather hits.

leanza
03-31-2013, 10:29 PM
Well done Marty. Weare all jealous.

cholloway
03-31-2013, 10:56 PM
Very nice. Enjoy what comes out of it.

cameraman
03-31-2013, 11:31 PM
I'm having a vision. A booth, a farmers' market, I see a sign, Marty's Chacuterie. Long lines, happy people. Such a vision.

pwa
03-31-2013, 11:54 PM
Very Nice!! Lookin forward to seeing some pron of that!!

Oldbob
04-01-2013, 07:41 AM
Great Job Marty,That Smoke House is Awesome !!

Gore
04-01-2013, 08:49 AM
That's absolutely beautiful! Mine is still on hold.

cowgirl
04-01-2013, 10:50 AM
Thanks Marty! Your house looks great!! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do mine. Now you need to raise a few pigs to run through it. :mrgreen:
You really did a nice job Marty, it looks awesome! :cool: :thumb:

My house is almost 7 years old and needs another coat of weather sealant but other than that, I still love it. :grin:





Looks awesome Marty You also went to an excellent sourse- Cowgirl Looking forward to future pics

Brother that is an awesome job!!!!!!! top of the line work. You Can't go wrong with Cowgirl involved she ain't nothing but the truth!!!!! Now I got to have me one in the future!!!!!


Thank you George and Paul!! :hug:

Will work for bbq
04-22-2013, 02:55 PM
That is awesome Marty. :clap2:

gtr
04-22-2013, 03:24 PM
Dang! Missed this one the first time around (one of the perils of living more life away from the computer), but I sure am glad I'm seeing it now. Your work is never anything less than top notch and this is no exception. With cowgirl design and Marty execution, it can only turn out awesome. Loving it sir! :clap2:

1911Ron
04-22-2013, 03:43 PM
Looks great Marty, i love that wood!

ToddM
04-22-2013, 05:41 PM
Missed this the first go around as well. Brilliant!!!