Newbie from Vancouver, WA

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by tsytsa, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Hello all, I'm new to smoking/grilling but I really want to get in to it. I'm drawing up plans to build a cold/warm smoker, which will somewhat resemble the picture I attached here
    This one's built from cedar, which I heard is a good wood for smokers because it prevent rot and whatever else. My dad was suggesting to build it from pine (because we have a ton of pi we just sitting around), what do you all think? Is pine good for a smoker to be built from? What would you recommend?
    Thank you all.
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    First of all, welcome to SMF!

    If it was me I'd use the cedar. I have made a lot of outdoor furniture out of cedar & it never rots. That wouldn't be the case with pine.

  3. Thanks Al!
    Yeah, I thought cedar might be a better choice, but my dad wants to build the walls from logs so it would look like a log cabin. I like the log cabin idea but pine isn't the best choice for lumber...Idk, maybe I'll convince him.
    Thanks for the reply
  4. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Glad ya joined us!  I'm not familiar with smokehouses but I do know that pine isn't good as a smoke wood.  I would have my concerns, but they may be totally wrong.  


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