Looking for wisdom about smokehouses

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by pignut hickory, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. pignut hickory

    pignut hickory Fire Starter

    As some know..... me and wife are building our first smokehouse...It looks great lol that does not mean it will smoke great..Before starting I looked at many smoke houses on line and also on this site trying to find answers..Also went to two old friends I went to school with..One 71 year old that has an 8' x 8' metal smoke house and his 73 year old brother that has 8' x 8' wood smokehouse...This friend  has had several smokehouses over the last forty + years...The younger brother builds his fire on the ground...the older brother uses a wood stove inside ..Then my old 84 year old neighbor his was 4' x 4' and he had a wood stove out side going through the wall..

    My smokehouse is 4'-6" x 4'-6" x 8'-2" tall

    And I have questions about making smoke .. Hoping some of you can answer ??

    1) If I use fire brick to make to make a fire box .. where should I put in front, side, or middle ???

    2) Or use a small wood stove ???

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