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Newbie building concrete block smoke house.

Jedu

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I am building my first smoke house. 4ft by 4 ft by 7 ft concrete block with offset firebox.
Wondering how I should finish the inside concrete block so it can be cleaned easy.
Is raw unfinished block ok and if not what products are best for sealing and washable surface.
 

forktender

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Leave it bare, even if you skim coat it with mortar it's not going to clean up any better. Let it get nice and black inside no need to clean it really. If you want use a stiff boat cleaning brush and a gallon of white vinegar to brush it down once or twice a year.:emoji_call_me:
 

Jedu

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Leave it bare, even if you skim coat it with mortar it's not going to clean up any better. Let it get nice and black inside no need to clean it really. If you want use a stiff boat cleaning brush and a gallon of white vinegar to brush it down once or twice a year.:emoji_call_me:
Thank you.
 

smokerjim

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I am building my first smoke house. 4ft by 4 ft by 7 ft concrete block with offset firebox.
Wondering how I should finish the inside concrete block so it can be cleaned easy.
Is raw unfinished block ok and if not what products are best for sealing and washable surface.
don't know if this will help but i cut some rebar and put them in between the joints when i was doing the block at different levels to lay smoking racks on. not sure how far along you are with your build.
 

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