Hi, I have been thinking about building a hot smokehouse for a while and am looking for a little input so I don't cause any damage.
Here is my plan. I have a woodstove in my shed that I am going to use to boil down sap from my maples and wanted to harness the heat and smoke for ribs, sausages, chicken ect.
My thoughts are to leave the stove in the shed and build a raised, free standing 3'w x 4't x 2'6"d smokehouse with a sloped roof, about 3' from the stove. The house will be elevated so my stove pipe enters near the bottom and has a wire mesh "cage" with a pan to collect any ash that should happen to escape.
The side walls will be two layers of 3/4" thich pine tongue and groove boards making the thickness 1 1/2", the roof will be one layer of boards with cedar shingles applied.
I am planning on adjustable vents at the bottom and the top as well as an external thermometer.
I will also have a couple adjustable wooden shelves and a removable pole.
The construction of the house is not a concern, my concern is that with the heat source being a wood stove I will be making it too hot and cooking the meat instead of smoking it. I have not found anything on the web showing a set up like I am suggesting and want to know if the reason why is because it won't work.