Does anyone know of a good book/video/resource on how to build and operate one?
I searched permies using the whole site function and the forum search and found nada.
Searching on Amazon, every book available had at least one comment that said something like "this book doesn't give detailed plans on buidling or operating a smoker/smokehouse"
So I thought I would ask here.
A lot of things come out of nowhere, so look everywhere.
The USDA is a main channel for funding the Land Grant Universitie's "Extension Agents" program.
Through the years, USDA has funded many university programs to design chicken coops, hog pens, milking barns, and yes, smoke houses, among other buildings that can help a farmer to efficiently carry out the operations of his farm.
Many of these plans are readily available to anybody with internet access.