Welcome to the Brick Smoker page!

Discussion in 'Brick Smokers' started by wes w, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    To those who  smoke with brick smokers or wanting to learn the ends and outs of building one, this is our page on this awesome forum.

    Our smokers are so unique  in many ways.  

    Please use this page  to show off your awesome builds and fantastic meats.

    I personally ask for this page.  We are on a trial run to see what kind of interests is out there.   I am grateful  for the staffs time to put this page together.   Lets not let them down.

    I hope everyone has a great week!


    Last edited: Oct 13, 2014
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  2. portsmokers

    portsmokers Fire Starter

    Is this the brick smoker page.
    p.s i like your alot how the inside of your chamber is with all the racks you fit like 5 racks thats amazing .
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am in for info.

    I want a smokehouse. I was thinking wood but maybe I will get my mind changed.
  4. portsmokers

    portsmokers Fire Starter

    Just a tip once you motor the joints wait 2 or 3 days to dry do a row or two or three then let it dry. You could wash only one time after those few days because when you light it up . It will all clear away the stains from the motor on the brick.
  5. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Port.   Just be sure you can fit your racks through your doors.  I almost messed up there.   I have to turn them sideways and lay them down inside.  

    Yep, this is the brick smoking page.   We're on a trial run to see how much interest is out there.    If you'd like, start a new thread and show us step by step as you go.  We can all learn from each other.

    Thanks for posting!

  6. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    There is a lot of work with this type of smoker but it will last a lifetime.  I'll do my best to answer any questions you might have.
  7. portsmokers

    portsmokers Fire Starter

    Oh ye im thinking about how bigger i want the next door opening on top going to be for the racks so i could take them out and clean them every once a while lol. So i dont think ill be going 12x12 maybe 16x16 so there room to take the racks out. Happy thanksgiving hope to see some more smokers out there.
  8. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Where i want to build it, it wont be protected from the winter wind. Afraid the wood house will be severly affected.
  9. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The inside I didn't worry to much about.  The outside of mine was a mess when I finished.   I washed it down with muratic acid when it was done to clean it up.   I scrubbed my butt off getting it cleaned up.  LOL
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  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats on the new Smoker category! I like having a place to put posts for different smokers! That's why I asked for the Mini-WSM forum! I'll be watching this one for sure. Love looking at all the brick work, that's the Architect in me.
  11. portsmokers

    portsmokers Fire Starter

    Well depends what brick you using muratic acid . The firebricks dont need acid maybe the out side 2 course brick to give it that finish . You dont wanna to keep tempering fire brick motor
  12. portsmokers

    portsmokers Fire Starter

    Retempering sorry
  13. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm not real sure how a smokehouse is built.  A lot of folks have them and love them.   I started with a  Chargriller and if it rained the temp went straight down.   The nice thing about masonry is weather doesn't effect it.  The only problem I have is when its something like 20F or lower, it takes about hour or a little longer to get it up to temp.  Once there, your good to go like a normal day, other then freezing your butt off to tend it.  :)  
  14. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Case.   

    I hope it will take off.   Thanks for your support!

  15. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I didn't wash down the firebrick.  Didn't want the chemicals in the smoker.   I just cleaned the outside. 
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  16. wolfman1955

    wolfman1955 Master of the Pit

    I don't have anywhere to put a brick and morter smoker! But I sure like watching the build process and the final results!! If I had room I would have one. Congrats on your new page all of you BS smokers!! LOL I wish you well!!
  17. Thanks Wes for getting this going. I am sure it will be a great help to many.

    Happy smoken.

  18. 1finder

    1finder Smoke Blower

    Yes, I followed Wes's build as well others and would like to see this stay around.
  19. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the kind words guys.   There just isn't any info on the web about this lost art.   I compiled my build of pictures and ideas.    I was totally honest with the review of my own build and how to make it better.  I can't rebuild it, but I can give first hand advise as to what I would change.    I hope we get the chance to be part of this great forum.
  20. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Im looking forward to this section. Wes thanks for taking the lead to get this done.

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