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post #41 of 61
Originally Posted by masonman1345 View Post

New pick of the "Best little smokehouse in Texas" I don't know how much if any that will get done in the coming week. Leaving Sunday to go on my Archery hunt in West Texas. If I can get more done before then I will post again. Getting excited. It is coming out better than I expected.

Better get it doe before your hunt! Gotta have someplace to hang that deer!

post #42 of 61

Looks like it will be a sweet little house.

post #43 of 61

So far so good. Good luck on the hunt. Maybe you will return with something that needs smoked.

Happy smoken.


post #44 of 61
Thread Starter 

FELLOW SMOKERS, Sorry been out of pocket but getting back to the Smokehouse build. The hunt was great as I got 2 deer. I kept the ribs off the deer so that will be my test smoke when I get finished.  keep checking back and we will build this one together.

post #45 of 61
Thread Starter 

New pick. It's getting there slowly but surely. It will be worth it when I get it finished. As of right now it is exactly what I was going for. I just need to find more time to work on it. Will continue to post as I get more done. Thanks for looking.

post #46 of 61
Thread Starter 




     Here she is fellow smokers. My pallet smoke house build. Total cost so for is about $10.00. I had to break down and by some hinges and a latch. I have not got the dow rods in yet and I'm putting a lower shelf later. I also have to pipe in the firebox for cold smoking later. What do you think? I think it turned out pretty good. So yes you can build a working Smokehouse for $10.00. Goal accomplished. Thanks for looking.

post #47 of 61
Looks like a smoke shack! Your foil isn't going to do much, so don't stray far from home when smoking, and keep a fire extinguisher close by.

With that said let's see some smoke!
post #48 of 61
Thread Starter 

I'm going to refrain for answering your post.

post #49 of 61
I liked the unfinished look! That has turned out great for the price none could complain! Hope to see some ribs in there soon!
post #50 of 61
masonman, evening.... looks good..... looks like a smokehouse great grandpa would have made and smoked several thousands pounds of meat in..... Looks perfect to me....

That propane burner appears to be a little overkill... If you turned it up too high, it could suck up all the oxygen and you could have a major explosion.... BLEVE type...
post #51 of 61
Very cool.

Cant wait to see it in action.

One safety tip. If the lights stay inside look for the ones rated for food. They have a coating on them that will not break if the bulbs blow. I would hate to see something like glass ruin your food. I know you are going on the cheap with stuff around the house, but safety is an important factor.

Dave has a point on the O2 and the burner, but I think you will be fine. You have a lot more little air gaps in yours than I have in mine. I block my air vents totally, so only a very little amount of air gets in. Besides you will not be running the burner very high, unless you want 350°+......

Great job! Now lets see some food in it.....
post #52 of 61
Thread Starter 


New pics. Getting closer. I am in process of changing the light on the inside of the smoker to a safer one. If I can't find one, I will take this one out before use. This has really been fun and a learning curve. I always wanted a Smokehouse of my own but cost was always an issue. This one so far has only cost about $10.00. The use of some old pallets and cleaning up around the house per the wife, here it is.

post #53 of 61
One more thing to consider is that the flexible hose to your burner probably isn't heat rated. Not a problem when the burner is outside, but since it is in the shack, and the hose is in there that can be an issue. You may want to consider changing it out for black pipe on the interior and then to the flexible outside.

The fixed shelf, is it wood? What is it's purpose? Looks like more of a fire hazard than a benefit.
post #54 of 61
Thread Starter 

Great Point. I'll hard pipe instead of using the hose. Yes the  shelf is fixed. I'm not going to running to hot around 250 when I hot smoke, and have ordered one of Todd's AMNS. I'm also going to take my burnner and modify it by welding a plate above the burner. My thought is by doing that it will eliminate greese from dripping directly onto the fire, and prevent the flames from flaring and coming into contact with any wood surface. If anyone has better ideas please let me know. If it wasn't for all the great advice iv'e recieved so far, I would not be this far.

post #55 of 61
The plate, directly above the burner, could be hot enough to flash the drippings... Have the drip catch pan above the burner several feet....
How do I know that.... I burned up 200 #'s of salmon.... My buddy brought the fish over and covered it with brown sugar... it dripped on a catch pan, about 12" above the duct coming from the external firebox.... The sugar and fat combined to make one monster of a fire....
post #56 of 61
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Ouch. I was thinking about putting a large drip pan on my floor with wood shavings in it. The plate above the burner wouldn't be flat but more like a cone shape to allow the drippings to run off into the larger floor pan.

post #57 of 61
I use a disposable pan, it is about 16" above the burner. I have never had an issue because the cast iron pan for wood chips is always on top of the burner. I have been I've 300 at times,
post #58 of 61

I would avoid shavings. Think kindling... Worst case scenario. Hot drippings/grease drip and land all around on the shavings. Some drips off your cone, and maybe flashes up, drips on the grease soaked shavings, and now instead of a little flare up, the whole floor of your smoker is ablaze. Consider concrete tiles, paving stones, or an inch or so of sand.

post #59 of 61
Thread Starter 

Sand!!! Perfect. Thanks for the insight. I was just looking for something that would absord greeses that would be easy to clean up. Thanks again

post #60 of 61

I like it!  enjoy the deer ribs :drool

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