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Cedar smokehouse construction

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by atcnick, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    [​IMG] That looks great, fantastic job!!!
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nick, evening.... Nice built.... I think I heard a button "pop" on your shirt..... You should be patting yourself for the workmanship....   

  3. JckDanls 07

    JckDanls 07 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Excellent.... Very nice build... I really like the lean-to on the side for the wood rack.... now the next question is.... How's the temps in the smokehouse ? getting hot enough ? I was trying to eyeball the intake vent for the firebox... are they in the door ?
  4.  The planning and craftsmanship you have put into this project is nothing short of spectacular. Put your plans on paper with measurements and I ( and others) would like to purchase the plans for your smokehouse. That project is "money"
  5. JckDanls 07

    JckDanls 07 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    my bad.. I see them now.... DUHHHHHHH ME
  6. hdflame

    hdflame Meat Mopper

    Gorgeous build!  You did an excellent job on your first masonry project.  Also love the choice in wood.  Are you going to seal the wood or let it grey?  I think I'd vote to preserve the natural color of the cedar.  Either with a sealer or an oil stain that is close to the natural color.
  7. atcnick

    atcnick Smoking Fanatic

      I plan on putting some type of protection on the wood this spring.  Not sure what yet.
  8. ajl80

    ajl80 Newbie

    What temps did you get? Was you able to cold smoke?
  9. atcnick

    atcnick Smoking Fanatic

    I try to keep it at 180° or less but it's gotten away from me a couple times to 250°+. I can cold smoke in it but it has to be babied. I need to add a deflector over the pipe at the bottom of the smokehouse.
  10. robert snyder

    robert snyder Newbie

    Just an observation. Treated lumber contains arsenic. I'm not sure that the combination of heat, humidity, arsenic and food is the best answer. Cedar is naturally rot/bug resistant, on its own. However, better decay/pest protection could be attained using Cyprus. in general it can hold its own against water.
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  11. Awesome job!
  12. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Very nice.

    I would love a smoke house like that.
  13. I remember seeing you build this last year. Every time I see it I am amazed at your craftsmanship. Well done!
  14. Great looking smoke house!  
  15. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  16. jeffaw

    jeffaw Newbie

    Being an avid smoker i love your design and would love a set of plans .... I didnt see any treated material as mentioned before , dont think you are a beginner so pretty sure you avoided treated wood ...lol Keep us posted on your cooks and log temps so we can help with any improvements you may need ..... Oh and where do you live so I can start on the wife about relocation
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  17. Personally, I would NOT use "teated" lumber any where near my smoke house because tthe "treatment" is POISONOUS! Think about that. If you take time to read the tiny little tags on the lumber they say to wear gloves and goggles when handling because of the chemicals.
  18. david blaine

    david blaine Newbie

    Your second YouTube video is listed as private.  I'm wondering, are you in a warm weather state?  I noticed you have the roof supports over the wood rack resting on pads.  In areas where a person gets frost they would be better sunk into the ground past the frost line, still resting on pads.  In my part of the country that would be four feet deep.  This is great, I think you should build a sauna next!
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2013
  19. stonykill

    stonykill Newbie

    beautiful job and thanks for the inspiration! 

      To everyone who is saying that you should not have use pressure treated..... READ the title. And look at the pictures. CLEARLY this is built from cedar. [​IMG]
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  20. kerstingm

    kerstingm Meat Mopper

    Awesome build, bet you couldn't wait for the first food out. ..
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