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The Pig Vault

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Ok, based on many designs here, I built this over the past 2 weeks.

This was to replace a MES that had bit the dust (twice)/ The goal is that it will be electrically heated (I hope) using amazon" style="max-width:120px">  . We'll see later today.

Still have to put some racks in there, but should be ready to go. It is nearly air tight, with a small leak around the door (1/16") that I will fix today.

The construction uses standard pine 2x4's with 1/2" durock interior and 3" of stonewool all around. The only part that isn't insulated will be an exhaust hole on the front.

One question for the Gurus here - Seasoning - do I need to do this on the durrock ? Same as steel ?




 

daveomak

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Good looking smoker...should work well for you....

You might think of putting in a lower and upper air vent... smokers need air flow to produce a quality smoked product.... I will recommend at least a 1" hole near the top on a side wall and the same near the bottom of the side wall... opposing sides will produce a cross draft... which is good... Holes opposing each other, top and bottom would be better.....
For smoke you might consider the AMNPS from Todd... electric elements don't produce even smoke with them turning on and off all the time......

Dave
 
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Joined Nov 15, 2012
Good looking smoker...should work well for you....

You might think of putting in a lower and upper air vent... smokers need air flow to produce a quality smoked product.... I will recommend at least a 1" hole near the top on a side wall and the same near the bottom of the side wall... opposing sides will produce a cross draft... which is good... Holes opposing each other, top and bottom would be better.....
For smoke you might consider the AMNPS from Todd... electric elements don't produce even smoke with them turning on and off all the time......
 
Right, I use the AMNPS and *love it*. I think I am going to elevate it just a bit, there is a 1 1/2" void on the bottom, and I may put the smoker in there and make sure it gets some perfect draw , especially for cold smoking
 
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bump for the question :
One question for the Gurus here - Seasoning - do I need to do this on the durrock ? Same as steel ?
 

daveomak

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Yes on the durock.... It needs a very good coating of smoke... Cement is porous..... Dave
 
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