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New Member here from SW WA. Constructing a cedar smoker and looking for advice

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First I'll post a few pics of the build so far. My questions are regarding decent air flow and and electric vs propane. As of now, I am constructing a 6 inch vent pipe up through the top with a damper. air flow vs temp control is where im stuck. Anyways here are the pics of what I have so far. almost finished cosmetically (roof, soffit, and trim) then comes the important stuff like temp control and smoke flow. The pitched roof is just for looks (boxed in) with detachable top so im needing to heat approximately 3ftx4ftx7ft. I left about 3 feet on the bottom for ample burner space but not sure what route to go. Also undecided on how to get the best air flow for smoke circulation. I'm waaayyyy over budget so I need this thing to work to the best of its ability! I used to build custom homes for a living so my attention to detail is a little overwhelming sometimes {and pricey in cedar;)} Any info is greatly appreciated
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SmokinSuds,
Welcome, from southern Ohio, to the best forum on the internet if you are looking to learn how to BBQ/smoke/brine/cure/inject. Well you get the picture if you can do it to to something you put on a plate to eat then someone here has probably done it. Use the search bar at the top of the page and you will be led to the answer to most every question you can think of. If you don't find the answer there then just post it and someone will chime in with there opinion on the subject.
That is a great looking project you have there!
I have never built a smoke house myself so I will be no help to you! Here is a link to the smoke house build section,
http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/f/200/smoke-houses
If you post your questions there I am sure you will get the info you are looking for.
Always remember the only dumb question is the one you don’t ask!!
Keep Smokin!!!
Wolf
Edited by Wolfman1955 - 10/31/14 at 5:37am
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texas.gif  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from beautiful cool day in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of                    information on just about  everything.  

 

           Gary

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Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
because their are so many different ways to make great Q...

It looks good so far. As said above hit the smokehouse build section.
Happy smoken.
David

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