What a GREAT thing to have, bring back to life and experiment with! As others have said, brings back fond memories. I remember going to Great Grandfather's ( Opa's ) farm and sneaking a peek into the wooden smokehouse. The smells that came from there were unbelievable and the sausage was great! The old folks had their sh8 I mean stuff together when it came to smokin/preserving meat. Sadly we have lost so very much knowledge in a couple generations. We here are trying to relearn skills the old folks learned from children. I still remember Grandma making lye soap. Opa only ever had a pile of corncobs smoldering on the dirt floor to provide heat and smoke. The smoke house was not sealed, I remember seeing gaps here and there. I assume that was for air flow. Of course that was in South Texas. I can't speak to how that would work in Wisconsin. PLEASE show us pict. of what you finally do and the finished products. Good luck. Keep Smokin!