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Help with new smoker


Joined Feb 5, 2014
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Legendary Pitmaster
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SMF Premier Member
Joined Jun 18, 2013
Sorry, not much help on the question your askin, but a bunch of folks on here do know and I'am sure will be around soon to help ya out. But did wanna say nice smoker :grilling_smilie: , nice job on your building it Thumbs Up. You'll for sure be smokin some good stuff in that. Again, nice job ! WHB

tibor stotz

Joined Jul 5, 2012
Nice build if it gets that cold there I would put some insl. onthe side walls cover the inslation with concert board . Heating the smoker with propane . One of the single round burners with two rings of fire. If the small  burner isn't enough then light the larger burner.Good luck my freind


Joined Feb 5, 2014
Thanks for the input. How cold does it have to get outside before you would consider insulating it? Because it gets pretty hot here in the summer time as well and if I were to want to cold smoke something in the summer time an insulated smokehouse wouldn't be ideal correct? Idk I'm new at this. I just want to do this build right so I don't have to redo it after complete. Thank you


Smoking Fanatic
Joined Jan 12, 2013
Insulation works both ways...keep heat in during winter and heat out during the summer. Cold smoke in the heat of summer is tricky. Most guys use ice frozen jugs to keep temp low. Check out Amazing pellet smoker for a generator. No \ low heat bit lots of good smoke. Todd is a sponsor here and makes a great product.

Good luck and welcome to SMF!


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