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post #41 of 54

Nice, now your hooked

 

Gary

post #42 of 54
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Originally Posted by Mr T 59874 View Post
 

Work on your draft, it will be fine.  Try extending the exhaust pipe or add the extension as mentioned in the post #5, both will help with the draft.  When cold smoking it is important to get a draft started.  At times, I have to apply a little heat in the smoker itself with a torch in order to get it started.

 

T

 

Good, job, isn't it nice when a plan comes together.  

 

 

:points:

 

T

post #43 of 54
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Originally Posted by gary s View Post
 

Nice, now your hooked

 

Gary

 

Oh, yeah! I'm planning to build something like Pop's smokehouse before slaughter time this fall. Meantime, I have about fifteen pounds of Polish sausage for my next smoke.

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Good, job, isn't it nice when a plan comes together.  

 

 

:points:

 

T

Absolutely! I appreciate the advice, I wish I could have figured out how to separate the AMNPS housing from the smokebox, but I was worried about setting the housing afire. I will use a mailbox or something similar on my bigger, permanent build. 

post #44 of 54
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Originally Posted by SupplySergeant View Post

 

Absolutely! I appreciate the advice, I wish I could have figured out how to separate the AMNPS housing from the smokebox, but I was worried about setting the housing afire. I will use a mailbox or something similar on my bigger, permanent build. 

 

You will be well rewarded with a much cooler and cleaner smoke.  While you are thinking about your new build, keep in mind, the further away your mod is from the smokehouse, the cleaner and cooler your smoke will be.

 

Food for thought:  Not knowing your situation as far as placement goes, if your setup cannot be sheltered or in the shade, you might consider an underground feed.

 

Tom

post #45 of 54
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mr T 59874 View Post
 

 

You will be well rewarded with a much cooler and cleaner smoke.  While you are thinking about your new build, keep in mind, the further away your mod is from the smokehouse, the cleaner and cooler your smoke will be.

 

Food for thought:  Not knowing your situation as far as placement goes, if your setup cannot be sheltered or in the shade, you might consider an underground feed.

 

Tom

 

Depending on funds, I may be able to build a small covered building combining the smokehouse, storage for my butchering equipment, and if I can stretch the money far enough, a small walk-in cooler. I really want a permanent setup for my self-sufficiency activities, in a part of the property that my livestock and dogs can't get to. Power and water are also musts, so this is likely to be a pretty big job. I will start a new thread once the money is in place, and get lots of input here on design.

post #46 of 54

Good looking build. Bacon looks real good. I've got one of these on my to do list. 

post #47 of 54
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Originally Posted by SupplySergeant View Post
 

 

Depending on funds, I may be able to build a small covered building combining the smokehouse, storage for my butchering equipment, and if I can stretch the money far enough, a small walk-in cooler. I really want a permanent setup for my self-sufficiency activities, in a part of the property that my livestock and dogs can't get to. Power and water are also musts, so this is likely to be a pretty big job. I will start a new thread once the money is in place, and get lots of input here on design.

 

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post #48 of 54
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Good looking build. Bacon looks real good. I've got one of these on my to do list. 

You should go for it! Even with the retrofit stack, I have about $12 and an hour in the box build. I bought the AMNPS to use in my gas grill, and got hooked, but even if I had to buy one just for it, I'd only have $46 in the project. I saved nearly that much by curing and smoking my own bacon, rather than having a local butcher do it for me.

post #49 of 54

I have an AMNPS already I bought for this reason. Haven't used it yet. Still need to research cures and that stuff. Been getting too much snow the last 2 months and I drive a commercial plow/salt truck. Plus I'm building a new "T" style drum smoker in my spare time. My wife would flip if I started another project before that one is done. She's good about my projects as long as its one at a time. 

post #50 of 54
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I have an AMNPS already I bought for this reason. Haven't used it yet. Still need to research cures and that stuff. Been getting too much snow the last 2 months and I drive a commercial plow/salt truck. Plus I'm building a new "T" style drum smoker in my spare time. My wife would flip if I started another project before that one is done. She's good about my projects as long as its one at a time. 

We have had a record season for snow here in Kentucky, most of it in the last three weeks. I know you guys put in long hours, stay safe!

 

Pops brine worked great for me, just right on salt and sweet. I might try swapping honey for the sugar next time, but that's mostly because I can raise bees, but not sugar cane or beets. I'm working on having the skill and knowledge to produce as much of my food as possible.

post #51 of 54
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Originally Posted by SupplySergeant View Post
 

 

Depending on funds, I may be able to build a small covered building combining the smokehouse, storage for my butchering equipment, and if I can stretch the money far enough, a small walk-in cooler. I really want a permanent setup for my self-sufficiency activities, in a part of the property that my livestock and dogs can't get to. Power and water are also musts, so this is likely to be a pretty big job. I will start a new thread once the money is in place, and get lots of input here on design.

 

<Chuckles>

 

Da'Sarg has a "Bacon Jones". Set down the checkbook and slowly back away from the table.

 

Nice looking cured pig ya got there.

 

You know you can't just build a walk-in outta tape and cardboard like a smoker, right?

 

Great job Sarg!  kewl.gif

post #52 of 54
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<Chuckles>

 

Da'Sarg has a "Bacon Jones". Set down the checkbook and slowly back away from the table.

 

Nice looking cured pig ya got there.

 

You know you can't just build a walk-in outta tape and cardboard like a smoker, right?

 

Great job Sarg!  kewl.gif

Not just bacon, Foam! Go a bunch of sausage to do, too.

 

The butchering building is going to be a pretty big project , but I really enjoyed slaughtering my own meat, and plan to do this for the foreseeable future. The wife is supportive of this kind of stuff, she just requires proof-of-concept before she'll invest. The pic below will help me make my case, my son couldn't wait to fry up his own brunch!

 

 

 

Finished slicing:

post #53 of 54
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Originally Posted by Foamheart View Post

 

 

You know you can't just build a walk-in outta tape and cardboard like a smoker, right?

 

 

 

I don't know Foam, I don't think I will challenge this guy.  :77:

post #54 of 54
Thread Starter 

Hmmmm...... refrigerator box, bedliner paint for waterproofing, guts from window AC...... just might work!

 

Actually, I plan to build something like this: http://www.storeitcold.com/docs/ukColdRoom.pdf


Edited by SupplySergeant - 3/8/15 at 11:28am
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