Looking for some direction on which group to post in. I'm going to try to build my own multipurpose smoker. It will need to be able to roast, hot and cold smoke and act as a drying cabinet. It will be a verticle unit constructed out of wood and lined with aluminum in the smoker and ceramic in the firebox. Internal dimensions will be approximately 22x20x48.
I'll probably use an AMNS to supply cold smoke, propane for roasting and smoking and a hot plate for drying and if necessary (based on ambient temp) for cold smoking.
I've got an electric smoker but it costs about $25 every time I fire it up. It also won't handle the larger sausages that I plan on making.
I look forward to any feedback.