Originally Posted by Twisted Minds
Old oven racks work great in a smokehouse. Source them through used appliance or repair shops and build your smokehouse to accommodate.
That makes sense and I will surely look into that.
Originally Posted by DaveOmak
You can use wood dowels or rebar or ?????? what ever in the smoke house THEN put food racks on those..... soooo, racks can be of pretty much any size...
I saw the different constructions using dowels and I think I will use a similar system to help support the racks, depending on what I use.
Originally Posted by Wade
In Europe we have a standardised sizing for catering racks, containers etc. called Gastro Norm (GN). I think it may be the same standard in the USA too. Providing the smoke house racking is set to accommodate the GN sizes you should be ably to buy a wide variety of different types of wire and solid shelves and containers from any catering supply company.
In looking through a few websites, they seem to be basically 3 or 4 different size configurations for oven racks, catering racks and the like. I was thinking about the catering racks too.
Originally Posted by jarjarchef
When I built mine I used cake cooling racks I can buy at Walmart. They work well, but I wish my shelves would slide out. They are small and I can soak them to clean, but not very durable. When it needs to be replaced, not any time soon they way it looks, I will use either the old oven racks or the racks we use for roasting on our sheet trays in commercial kitchens.
I definitely want to be able to slide out racks.
I'm not planning on building a large smokehouse, just one on the smaller size, maybe 5 feet tall and then whatever size based upon the racks. Maybe a rock mortar foundation with a field stone-ish look. Nothing too jazzy. When I'm done with it I want it too look like it was always there and not too bright and shiny.
I do like the propane burner from Northern tools you guys are using, but I think that is going to be too much burner for me.
I have seen some really great builds in this forum and I have gotten a lot of great ideas. I'm sure I will be asking some more questions. Thanks for your help so far!