I found this forum when I started to look at new ideas for a smoker. I have finally burnt out the bottom of the fire box on my old smoker and decided to look for plans for a new one. The more I looked the more I read the different forums.
I got into making sausage a couple of years ago when I asked for a sausage stuffer for Christmas. It has been all downhill since then. Breakfast sausage and chorizo became a staple in the freezer. I can't got back to store bought anymore. I ventured into bacon and Canadian bacon next. I'll never buy either at the store again.
Now I am looking to build a smoke house and have asked for the northern tools burner for Christmas. I have rehabbed houses in the past so I have pretty decent carpentry skills. Since I am a teacher I am coming up on some time off for the holidays and look forward to starting the build.