I have another question about this build: is there some kind of design rules to choose the correct diameter for the smoke pipe and to set the distance between the burner and the smoker itself?
I have to admit, this thread is the reason I signed up for an account here. I was wondering though, if you can create this beauty from something like red oak. I like out in the middle of the desert and don't have a good lumber yard within a couple of hours drive. Also, would there be any reason to not concrete the floor of the actual smoke house? Also, I know with the small smokers there has to be a water tray, is this something that is required to include with a smoker of this caliber? Thank you for posting this and it is an awesome job!
Could I get a better view of what you did under the shelf to protect/insulate the pipe? My wife has decided that I get to build this smoke house for her. Oh, BTW, the build looks awesome !
Another question, did you only use the steel plating on the roof of the firebox?
Build looks great! I too joined this forum because of this post. Found it on another site which eventually led me here. I noticed that others asked about rough cost of the project. I would also like to know roughly what this project cost. I'm in Texas, too, so prices would be pretty comparable.
I was wondering what you did to cover the pipe that is under the wood storage shelf. I can see there are cinderblocks on the side, anything on top? Also, how is your temperature holding in the smokehouse? I understand you live in Texas and the weather is not too comparable to that in which we experience in Washington State. I am worried that having the firebox too far away from the smoker will not keep the heat up where I am at...
where do I find the exact measurements..plans...etc??
I'm getting ready to build one like yours......great job.....but I'll have a few small changes...the top of the oven will be a steel plate with a spring handle to access removal of ashes...also, door will be even with oven floor at bottom to help in ash removal. Additionally, I've been researching "cold smoke generators", and will build one and attach it and a small aquarium pump w hose above the wood stack on side and front of smokehouse...........OVERALL, GRRRRRRRREAT DESIGN....THANKS FOR YOU RETURN RESPONSE...TERRY IN TULSA, OK