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smoke house out of plywood

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I have some scrap OSB plywood.  Will this be ok to use for a smokehouse? I don't need a big one but the scraps will make one about the right size for my use.
 

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I would say no, osb is pieces of wood with a compound agent (glue) mixed in then pressed. When you heat it it could melt the compound and contaminate your food.
 

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I agree with masonman -- negative on the OSB.  I'd be worried about toxicity.
 

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OSB Leaches at temp of 224* My OSB smokehouse does not go above 175* and has a nice season of smoke in it. For years smokehouses have been made of wood from hardwoods to pine planks.  If your planning on saving some $ and go with OSB do an 8 to 10 hour slow smoke around 150* to season the inside just as you would a metal smoker you just bought from the store.
 

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One of my good friends has an OSB smokehouse and he has no problems with it.  I keep thinking that the heat and humidity will eventually get to it but it hasn't happened yet.  I made mine with T111 siding and 3/4 inch ply floor.

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I have had mine up for 2 years now with no problems even in the harsh north east pennsylvania winters.
 

dnovotny

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looked at your web and saw a water stuffer  had one but it  got messy so i hooked up

to a 3gal air compressor and it works great,, no water mess.. thought i let you know

of another idea....
 

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looked at your web and saw a water stuffer  had one but it  got messy so i hooked up

to a 3gal air compressor and it works great,, no water mess.. thought i let you know

of another idea....

Yeah i was thinking air but dont know how to go about the connections.
 

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great looking unit man - lookin forware to seeing mor posts
 

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 In a smokehouse, the walls are vertical and don't heat up as much as you'd think.  I used plywood on mine and have had no problems with it.
 
OSB Leaches at temp of 224* My OSB smokehouse does not go above 175* and has a nice season of smoke in it. For years smokehouses have been made of wood from hardwoods to pine planks.  If your planning on saving some $ and go with OSB do an 8 to 10 hour slow smoke around 150* to season the inside just as you would a metal smoker you just bought from the store.


One of my good friends has an OSB smokehouse and he has no problems with it.  I keep thinking that the heat and humidity will eventually get to it but it hasn't happened yet.  I made mine with T111 siding and 3/4 inch ply floor.

Al


I have some scrap OSB plywood.  Will this be ok to use for a smokehouse? I don't need a big one but the scraps will make one about the right size for my use.


I would say no, osb is pieces of wood with a compound agent (glue) mixed in then pressed. When you heat it it could melt the compound and contaminate your food.


I agree with masonman -- negative on the OSB.  I'd be worried about toxicity.
 

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Use ply or OBS with no worries. Your not going high temps.





 

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Nepas, Do you have siding or some coating on the OSB board to protect it from the weather?
 

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Nepas, Do you have siding or some coating on the OSB board to protect it from the weather?
Good question, as the biggest problem with OSB is it's ability to absorb moisture & swell up.

Bear
 

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No just oil base weather paint. It was a spur of the moment build after doing research. Next time i will have T-1-11 and insulated inside. But his one seems to work good. I have backups anyways. HA
 

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Hey Nepas, I bet you have more square feet in smokers than you do in your house.
 

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got  a 3 gal air  compessor  from menards took the water connectors  to them and they  had  everything a needed to do the job,,

watch  the psi . I use the water connector for the control of air and when i stuff my sausage  I can use  the other

water connector to release the pressure when I'm  done stuffing or  want to stop -- it  works great.. fast and one man operation.
 

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I bought the dakotah water stuufer also, but I din't like the idea of a watery mess in my kitchen. I spent the extra bucks and went to my welding supply store, bought a CO2 cylinder and regulator, made up an adapter to go from the garden hose connecter on the stuffer to a 5/16 poly air line from the co-2 regulator and it works just great.

No mess, no fuss and its all portable.
 

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No, you're burning wood in the smokehouse.  The small, delicate smell of any possible pine fragrance is totally blocked by the smell of burning hardwood and coats the walls, sealing them in.
 

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