• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • paul wheaton
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Mike Haasl
  • Joylynn Hardesty
stewards:
  • r ranson
  • James Freyr
  • Burra Maluca
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Ash Jackson
  • thomas rubino
  • Carla Burke

Anyone built/use a proper smokehouse?

 
steward
Posts: 1191
Location: Torrey, UT; 6,840'/2085m; 7.5" precip; 125 frost-free days
122
goat duck trees books chicken bee
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
DH has dreamed of a real smokehouse for years. He's been muddling along with an entry-level electric smoker for a few years. After the last batch of Canadian Bacon, I fully support any expansion in this hobby! I'd rather he just skip all the intermediate upgrades and we build a smokehouse, since we'll get there eventually. We have been saving wine bottles (he has an inspirational photo of a smokehouse embedded with bottles to let in light) and there is an endless free supply of volcanic boulders in the area. For money, we could get sandstone pretty easily. And cedar posts are pretty easy to come by as well.

Looking for design tips, especially ideas that will make it easier to use, more versatile, and of course any stacking functions we can incorporate.
 
Posts: 218
4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
One of my brother's built a super dooper smoker he could fit as many as six salmon in at once - he was living in Alaska so the catch volume required a larger wood smoker construction.

Structurally, it was something like is detailed here but tall rather than squat. And, he used a simple rock base - no cement construction.
 
Don't mess with me you fool! I'm cooking with gas! Here, read this tiny ad:
Rocket Mass Heater Manual - now free for a while
https://permies.com/goodies/8/rmhman
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic