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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by cornhead, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. cornhead

    cornhead Newbie

    I am new to this site, but I have a question. I would like to know if you can insulate a smoke house with styrofoam. The one I am building is 3 foot by 4 foot,6 foot high. Or is it not needed. I am looking to hot and cold smoke. I live in WI.
     
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you are planningn on hot smoke I would not use that, it would probably melt.
     
  3. cornhead

    cornhead Newbie

    thank you very much.
     
  4. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Styrofoam is not a good idea for insulation, my smoke house isn't insulated and I'm happy with the time it takes to do my meats, I mostly do sausage in it and have done some poultry. The hottest I have ttaken it to was 225 . Anything hotter I will just put in my RF or my electric
     
  5. hagisan

    hagisan Meat Mopper

    IME insulation is not needed.  The hottest I've taken mine is 240.  But if you really want to insulate, you can use ceramic fiber blanket that's used in wood fired pizza ovens.
     
  6. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You got your answer.  Styrofoam melts at a lower temp and not a good insulator for a smokehouse build.  So, I'll just welcome you to the forum!  Post some photos of your build if you can  Im sure we would all love to see it!

    Brian
     
  7. [​IMG]Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   

     

    Gary

     

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