Need some advice on venting

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by borderman, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. I am in the final planning stages of my upcoming smokehouse build.

    I will have inside dimensions of 29 7/8" x 40" and 6' tall.

    Insulated with a Brinkman heating element, PID Controller and a Amazn

    pellet smoker.

    I will be using this for sausage, beef sticks and bacon only. No temps over

    190F.

    Am think about using a bathroom fan or hot water heater direct vent fan

    to vent the smoke out through the garage wall.

    Am I looking for trouble?

    Thanks for your honest input.
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would start with.... 4 each 1" hole around the bottom of the side walls and 8 each 1" holes around the top of the side walls.. Fashion some sort of hood to collect the smoke... You are looking for a lazy air flow through the smoker... but an air flow ...

    do not pull a mechanical air flow through the smoker... you don't have enough BTU for make up heat...
     
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    Remember to post some pics.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  4. Thanks for your advice.

    Am planning on two adjustable vents of the bottom .(both sides).

    I guess I would be better off not trying to smoke in the garage.

    Outside only. Just have to get the smoking done before it get to the -20 to -30F

    months.
     

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