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Hey guys... New to the forum, been reading a bunch mostly.  I live in Northern Ontario, and am building my first smokehouse, and had a  couple quick questions.

 

I only plan to cold smoke meat, and where I am from it is mostly slabs of beef, and ground beef sausages.  We usually brine the slabs fr 2-3 weeks, and smoke it every 2-3 day for another 2 weeks.  

 

My smokehouse dimensions are 6feet x 5 feet x  11 feet high.   And I have a old stove for a firebox that I wanted to use that is about 30" x 20" wide and 30" high. There is a hole in the back of the firebox that to the centre 24" off the ground

 

My first question would be; would it be ok to put a elbow pointed downward to the ground and then run a straight pipe upward to the smokehouse.  Would there be enough draft this way?  The reason I want to do this is the hole on the back of my stove (firebox) is 24" above the ground and the floor of the smokehouse is 12" off the ground, and I would like to run the pipe underneath the floor in the centre of the smokehouse. Would this work?

 

Second question; what distance do you guys think I need to keep the firebox away from the smokehouse..?

 

Here are some pics of the project in progress.  Ill get some better pics in the morning.  Let me know what you guys think?!!

post #2 of 5

First of all, welcome to SMF!

 

Glad to have you aboard.

 

I think your question will get more responses if you post it here.

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/f/200/smoke-houses

 

It looks like your going to have quite a smokehouse when it's finished!

 

Al

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Welcome aboard.To answer your questions you might have a hard time getting a good draft by 90ing down. If you have a low spot you might put your stove there.Let gravity take over! On pipe length the longer the colder the smoke.
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Thanks guys for the welcome! I don't have a low spot to put the stove, and I can't bury it in the ground.  What about a 45 degree elbow?  Its probably the same though.  Is there any other options for me?  I am going to post my questions also on the other smokehouse section.

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texas.gif  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a warm and humid day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

 

 

Gary

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