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Farewell my faithfull Smoke House

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by smoke dawg, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. smoke dawg

    smoke dawg Fire Starter

    Smoked some great food today in my smoke house I have been using for about 10 years.

    Everything else was done and out and the pork shoulders were just reaching 160° when the smoke house caught fire :-(

    First time I have ever bragged about my smoking and for the final act, I go down in flames.

    Guess I will have to move on to the next smoker / smoke house. I am thinking custom!

    Good news is everyone is OK and......................................I saved the ham!

    No action pictures cause I was busy playing fire marshal Bill. Will get a good look in the daylight tomorrow.
  2. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

  3. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    I've been waiting to use that one! [​IMG]
  4. smoke dawg

    smoke dawg Fire Starter

    I did take a picture when everything was fine....................... 15 minutes later, all hell broke loose. I had a hose near by but the dam thing was frozen, had to run and get another one.


    Ï'll miss Her


    The last pork
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Well may it rest in peace. For all the memoirs that you had smoking all that great food that it produced.

    Did you atleast brake out the marshmellows and roast a few over the burning ambers????
  6. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Dang Dawg- I feel for ya on this one. We used to have a couple of commercial smokehouses (one made of planked wood and the other all steel). Well-one night the wood smokehouse went up in flames and we had about $500 worth of salmon on the racks. Everyting was a total loss.  We did however rebult her better than she was.

    So think of you unfortunate fire as Mother Natures way of giving you a do-over. Keep the things that you liked and change the things that you didn't like and build you a smoker that will do what you want it too.
  7. smoke dawg

    smoke dawg Fire Starter

    Got a better look in the daylight. Mostly the inner plywood except on back corner taht I knew I had to rebuild this spring and the roof was single wall. I'll decide what to do as I pull the burnt inner walls off and examine the structure.

  8. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    for all of you newbs.............this is not TBS!


    glad no one was hurt.................
  9. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    Well @%&*#!!  Good news is, you already have a terrifice source to help you build your new smokehouse.  There was a real nice looking one posted just recently, I think from one of the Bellingham area guys, but not NWDave.  We're all rooting for ya, and look forward to seeing you and your smoker rise from the ashes!!  A toast to all the good food and times she gave ya.  [​IMG]  
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Dang man that really sucks -
  11. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's one way to get a good crust on the ham[​IMG]
  12. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    thats a shame.................... 
  13. on the serious side, i agree with earlier post glad no one was injured. on the other side i would say your using way to much wood

    i hear a slight blue smoke is all that is needed for a great smoke.....[​IMG]
  14. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Glad nobody was hurt !

    I'm betting it smelled great on it's way down!

  15. Nice pics and the Emoticons, Glad I found this site, you guys are hilarious.......

  16. smokingjhawk

    smokingjhawk Fire Starter

    Damn Dawg  I am deeply sorry for your loss! But take with you the great times you had together and the joy it not only brought you but to all the people that you love and hold dear. No one was hurt, the ham was saved and now it is time to move to the next stage of your smoking life. So move..move forward and God speed!

  17. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Dang Dawg, that gives a whole new meaning to Smoke House... Sorry for the loss...
  18. smoke dawg

    smoke dawg Fire Starter

    Thanks everyone. Yes There are many memories and great food that came from that smoke house. We do have a sfb and a ecb to get us through until she is rebuilt.