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I've been working on this for a couple months.. finally got it to the point where I felt comfortable doing a "cold" smoke on some Salmon.

Turned out Very Good!!!  Albeit; I had to finish it off in the oven in the house.  Turns out that the lone, small electric hotplate just don't cut the

mustard.  Couldn't get it above 120 Degrees F no matter how hard I tried.  My triangular Smoke Generator seems to work pretty good... but I'm thinking

about making a cylindrical version with the venturi tube @ the top instead of the bottom... more on that later.  


I'll try after this text to post some photos... and I have a link to a "First Test of the Smoke Generator".. let me know if it works???  TIA


I started out just wanting to make a cool smoker box...and ended up making what I think is a very cool "Smoke House On Wheels".

I really need to have almost everything on wheels 'cause my wife likes most things to be "Out of sight", so they appear to be... "Out of Mind".

Me.. I like to have everything all around to view and marvel at all the time... Go Figure... women are just different that us men.  ;-)  Most of the differences I like... the rest I make allowance for and try to do my best to keep peace in the household.  ;-D


Now.. lets see if I can post some of those photos of the build .. some in progress... etc.

BTW:  IT's still a work in progress; as I do intend to add a better heat source for proper smoking of items that require more heat.

I have been thinking about using a propane burner from a "Turkey Fryer".. or maybe an electric element from an old stove, complete with the thermocouple and control circuit of course.


I have recently added a cool "Oven Light" and associated electrical system with an external weather proof switch... more on that to come as well... especially if I decide to add the electric Oven stuff.  (BTW:  Yes, I am a qualified electrician)


FYI:  I started out with a 1/2" plywood understructure I.D. 20.5" x 25" x 48" and then added the 2x4 frame and roof and then ... thought .. Hey.. how about a Metal roof... and how about some cedar siding.. and how about a really cool copper chimney.. and then an adjustable "Flu-damper" and on and on it goes... where it stops.. well.. we shall see. ;D


I'm trying to upload a video of the "Burn-In" first smoke... link coming soon.


















This is my First Posting... and my first stab at smoking ---- other than cooking on my BGE. I figure this is going to be the beginning of a whole new world for me. and these are photos of what the "Mind of Zargon" came up with for a cool smoke house. This is pretty much the final look of my mobile Smoker. ;-) I decided to put cedar lap siding on it - made from fence material that I cut to size instead of shingles. Probably better for insulation anyway. :D I keep making subtle changes and improvements... and I'm brining some Salmon for my very first "Smoke". Wish me luck... I'll take lots of photos and post some of them and try and give you a "flavor" of how it turns out. Feedback and constructive advice is always welcome.


My triangular Home Made / Designed cold Smoke Generator - works great BTW!!! ;-) Powered by the aquarium pump to the left.


Not sure if I'll leave this tray in.. but I thought it might help


This is the outside adjustment access for the sliding valve to control the output draft to the chimney. I just put a right angle drill on it and I can run it open or closed without opening the door.


This is my flue damper to control the draft. Dont' really know if I will need it but it was a cool design I came up with and it works great!

Edited by Zargon - 5/16/13 at 8:11pm
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That looks very cool! Good looking smokehouse! Nice job, Zargon, you've got some skills Brother!

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Thanks Red,


    I'll keep ya posted when I get to making some serious smoke!  ;-D

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Edited by Black - 10/16/13 at 6:08pm
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