Hi all, I am as new as it comes but found this site and love how helpful everyone is! I think I have an idea on my design/build but would love some input on it from the pros on here. I love my local BBQ (BTs smokehouse) and would love to do some on my own!
I have a large back yard so I wanted to build a larger smoker out of wood with a cinderblock base and separate firebox from a 55gal drum cut in half maybe. I saw a design on here (pic below) that I liked but had a few questions.
When using a separate firebox is this always considered a cold smoker and how hot can I get the smokehouse with this type of setup? I love the idea of having a separate firebox to manage.
Does anyone suggest insulating a smokehouse of this size? Mine will be about 4'x4'x5' lwh and I do live in mass and would love to be able to use it in the winter but maybe its just another failed dream.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.