Small smokehouse build

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by onytay, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Nice looking smokehouse. Can't wait to see it in action.
  2. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    First off, nice job on the build. I would love to have one of these things in my back yard. I do think however the latches take away some of the rustic feel of the smokehouse. I have seen some gate hardware that looked similar to your handle, maybe replace the handle with some two way gate hardware? Maybe that would get to smokey/sticky and eventually not work but just a suggestion.

    Again great job!!!!
  3. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

  4. cbrhunter

    cbrhunter Fire Starter

    that looks awesome - great job!
  5. onytay

    onytay Smoke Blower

    The handle actually came with the 2 way gate latch, I didn't want to put a painted product of unknown material inside the smoke chamber out of fear of making people sick. I used the latches because each of them has a hold down power of 500 lbs and I was hoping that would help keep a tight seal on the door. I may pull them off and shoot them with some black paint to help them blend in better.
  6. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good point! I also always wonder that about the plywood in a smoker, they use some nasty resins in the manufacture of plywood.
  7. onytay

    onytay Smoke Blower

    It made me kinda leary as well, I did extensive reading on here from others that have used it. It seems that if you use hardood ply and the hardwood side is facing in toward the smoke chamber that you gtg, I intend on collecting enough metal to do the inside of mine one day, but used the hardwood ply now in order to get it going.
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like a nice build to me.

    All joking aside, there was a reason for the two holer.  It was never used like that to my memory?

    But it sure was handy for an emergency?

    Until the nasty kids like my dad?  That would take it off the foundation and move it back three feet on Halloween?

    Good luck and good smoking.
  9. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It looks a great smoke house when will be the test run?
  10. onytay

    onytay Smoke Blower

    Maybe I was to young for him to tell me the real reason, I just remember what he told me, maybe he was just messing with me I don't know lol
  11. onytay

    onytay Smoke Blower

    As soon as i get a burner setup, going to run some venison summer sausage through first so I have to get a recipe picked out too
  12. onytay

    onytay Smoke Blower

    Here we go! First smoke in the smokehouse today! Doing some snack sticks about 15 lbs of venison / pork. I load some pics this evening to prove it. Wish me luck as mother nature decided to make me deal with 35 MPH gust today! :devil: . The sticks went in at 6 this morning lets hope everything works out!
  13. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]  very nice build can't wait to see the sticks come out[​IMG]
  14. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  15. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    Can't wait to see the results! Good luck with the wind!
  16. onytay

    onytay Smoke Blower

    It actually hasn't been to bad, I've been able to control the temp fairly well. Its only been bouncing around by about 5 degrees. It has taken constant attention though
  17. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    I really like your smokehouse! Where's the pic of your burner? Did you end up using the turkey fryer? I don't see your air intake, what did you do for that? Looks really good though.
  18. onytay

    onytay Smoke Blower

    The air intake is a 4x10 floor register on the lower left side of the smokehouse, the burner is from northern tool ill post pics of the inside when I get ready to pull them.
  19. onytay

    onytay Smoke Blower

    DONE! Just pulled them and gave em a nice cold bath! They are blooming now, sure is hard not to cut a hunk off and try them! Qview soon to come.
  20. you can try them now  ontay,  but they are always better after a cool down in the fridge

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