DIY wooden smoker tips

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Jonathan Rousseau

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Jan 22, 2018
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Hi, I'm currently planning to build my first wooden smoker. I have a few questions about it.

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1. Some people told me I can't hot smoke in a wood smoker. Is this true? Is my smoker going to burn?

2. What type of wood should I use? Spinet is cheap here. Some people told me theirs in made of cedar.

3. Does stainless steel grids work? Else, what type of grids should I use?

4. According to my "plan", where should I put the water pan? What height from the elements?

Thank you for your help!
 

unclebubbas bbq

Smoking Fanatic
Jun 26, 2013
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Rocky Hill, CT
You're not going to need a water pan. Some folks on this site have lined the interior of their smokers with Hardi-board from Home Cheapo...you can also get aluminum or stainless steel sheet metal for a lining. And plywood will be fine to make the box but don't get a plywood that uses formaldehyde glue
 

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