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wooden smokehouse build questions

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I am planning on building a wooden smoke house. I was thinking on building it 36 (91.5cm) wide and deep and 70 (178 cm) high. I live above my garage, therefore I have a concrete base with outdoor tiles. I also plan on using gas as for me it is the cheapest way.
My questions are;
What size gas ring should I use?
Could I make the floor out of wood?, leave the floor out and use my tiled floor, or something else,
How high should my first shelf be from the heat source?
What type of wood should I use?

Many thanks in advance.
post #2 of 12

Please only post a question once.

Happy smoken.

David

post #3 of 12
Pine, cedar, Doug fir, cypress even plywood can be used. There's a good propane burner that many use here that is sold by northern tool. I would not build your floor out of wood. You probably should line the lower portion of your smoker with a flame proof substrate.
post #4 of 12
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What kind of substrate?
post #5 of 12

My neighbor used cinder block for the lower part of his, but I imagine you could use brick or even line the wood frame with durarock.

post #6 of 12
Firebrick, metal (not galvanized). Dura rock has been used but I have seen it fail when exposed to high temps.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Im looking for something cheap. The higest I go is 200f
post #8 of 12

Cement block and Firebrick liner...

post #9 of 12
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How high should the first shelf be from heat source (gas ring burner)?
post #10 of 12
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I was thinking about putting the first shelf and about 26 inches from the ground or about 20 inches from heat source, but that is just a guess!

If I put concrete blocks on the ground, won't that heat up my floor? 

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

Please help me! I want to start building!

post #12 of 12
Look at builds and put adjustable shelves in.....


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