My cedar smokehouse build

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by pilotom, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. pilotom

    pilotom Fire Starter

    I was inspired by atcnick and his build so here we go. I have never done anything like this so any tips would be appreciated 😁


    That's it so far. Too cold and windy to work on it today.
     
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  2. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is a great looking start.

    I wanta watch.
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like you're off to a good start. I'll be watching.
     
  4. hdflame

    hdflame Meat Mopper

    Pretty doggone good for never having laid block!
     
  5. Your off to a good start. Keep the pics coming.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  6. pilotom

    pilotom Fire Starter

    Thanks guys. I have never done any concrete slab or block work. It's definitely a slow process. I can't wait to start the wood work 😁
     
  7. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    looking good... when you said it was to cold and windy to work on it... I looked up in the right hand corner of your post to see WHERE it's to cold and windy... but nothing was/is there.... any chance of updating your profile to show us where that would be ????
     
  8. pilotom

    pilotom Fire Starter

    I live in Fort Worth, Texas.
     
  9. pilotom

    pilotom Fire Starter

    Smokehouse anchor bolts are set and firebox foundation is cured.


     
  10. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    coming along nicely.... I see the brick in the back ground... are they fire brick and will you line the inside of the fire box with them ?? or are they for the exterior of the structure ?? the reason I ask is... the cement cinder block will not hold up to the heat in the fire box.... I've not seen any drawings or plans so maybe I should just sit back and watch ....
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015
  11. pilotom

    pilotom Fire Starter

    Those red bricks will surround the firebox. I am going to build the firebox out of fireplace refractory panels. I was going to use firebrick but got a smoking deals on the panels so I will use those instead. Good enough for a fireplace so I figured it would be good enough for this purpose. I am pretty much using some redneck engineering here 😜
    I wish the cold temps would go away so I can get the concrete work done and move onto the house.
     
  12. pilotom

    pilotom Fire Starter

    Firebox front with cast iron stove door completed.
     
  13. pilotom

    pilotom Fire Starter

    Dry fitting the firebox. It's coming together slowly 😁
     
  14. Looking good so far.
     
  15. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Low and slow is always best....... A lifetime of smoke, you can spend a day or two getting it done. Remember to enjoy the build, you'll talk about it and show it to others for a long long time.

    Looking good!~
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2015
  16. pilotom

    pilotom Fire Starter

    First floor of the firebox done 😃
     
  17. pilotom

    pilotom Fire Starter

    Did what I could when the temps got above 40 for a little while.
     
  18. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Is that a slip flange or a back up ring?
     
  19. pilotom

    pilotom Fire Starter

    It's an insulated section of stove pipe that runs from the firebox to the smoke house.
     
  20. wolfman1955

    wolfman1955 Master of the Pit

    Looking good!!! Keep working while weather allows! Just think of a big old brisket, done to perfection!! It will help you wait through the cold spells.

    Keep Smokin!!!

    Wolf
     

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