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Smokehouse question Q-view

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by masonman1345, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. I got a smooth galvinized small meter shed. It measures 3'w x 2'D x 41/2' T. My question is will it hurt that it is galvenize for smoking. My temp should never get over 150degrees.
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I wouldn't go with galvanized... but that's just me.
  3. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    yeah i don't think i would feel safe with galvanized at any temp for food!
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  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Google up galvanized for cooking/smoking.

     I did a few weeks ago.

    A few more issues other than getting it hot.

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  5. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  6. News not looking good, since i alreay converted it. I was unaware it was galvanize. I'm still not sure it is but was told so. What if i lined the inside of it with non treated plywood? would that possibly make it safe?
  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

     I'd go with something besides plywood.. I'd avoid the glues used in plywood. If you go with a wood I'd use a solid wood... but again that's just me.
  8. Is there ayway to make the smokehouse safe too use? Plywwood on the inside? Tin or something? Any ideas please or im taking it to the dump. Thank you.
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  10. killnsmoke

    killnsmoke Smoke Blower

    insulate with high temp insulation and line with satinless or aluminum.......its sure look like galvinized to me!!
  11. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There are several members who have made plywood smoke shacks so I don't know why you couldn't use plywood. Definitely wouldn't go with particle board but plywood obviously works as many on here use it. I'm not sure if a certain kind is better than another or what but hopefully one of those guys will chime in on this post. The only down fall is it is wood so the chance of a fire is always there.
  12. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I built a plywood smokehouse and have been very satisfied with it.  But, like all things, you need to take necessary precautions.  Allow room to hang the meat away from the walls.  Design and implement a method of catching all the drippings, both before and during the smoking process, and how to dispose of them too.  Never let drippings contact open flame or get near them.  Keep the burner or heat source insulated from wooden walls, provide baffles.

    I used plain old CDX surfaced 1 side plywood, .... cheap.  I think 5/8" and 7/8" for the doors.  It was bowed quite a bit as flat panels but pulled together when i constructed the box, by about 3" or so.  As far as glues go, a couple test runs of the burner provided enough smoke to drive out any fumes if there was any to begin with; the draft worked fine and went from lower front to upper back, enveloping the meat with smoke as it exited and never noticed any chemical odors at all.  

    I check the floor before any and every smoke to make sure there is no old wood chunks or debris on the cinder blocks that could catch on fire.  I line the aluminum pans with foil and don't disturb them until long after the smoke has finished to prevent accidental spilling of grease.  Any spillage gets sprayed down with grease cutter and clorox diluted spray to clean and disinfect the area.  I take every precaution possible.