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Old 04-27-2021, 08:50 PM   #1
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Hurricane Laura took out my old smokehouse so I figured it was time to upgrade. This was my first and LAST masonry project. I still have to finish the door and external smoke box.

I'm going to use a propane burner for my heat source and am getting some help from the instrument techs at work on a PID control loop to regulate my temperature. I've ordered some rolling clothing racks and stainless rods to hang my sausage. Should be easy to hang everything outside and roll it in.

Hopefully I'll be able to smoke around 500 lbs at once.
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:09 PM   #2
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Wow! Looking good so far!
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Old 04-28-2021, 08:00 AM   #3
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Nice !!!!
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Old 04-28-2021, 08:11 AM   #4
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What are your dimensions I’m thinking of making something similar but plan to also put in a window unit to also have a walk-in cooler
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Old 04-28-2021, 08:29 AM   #5
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Very nice!
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Old 04-28-2021, 10:11 AM   #6
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Thatís going to be a great smoker. I had built a similar one at my old home. Just moved to the ranch and am needing to build one here. We went without shooting any deer this here because the lack of a smokehouse. Itís one of the things I need to build before the end of the year for sure. Seeing this will give me the drive!
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Old 04-28-2021, 12:54 PM   #7
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That is going to be nice. Following along
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Old 04-28-2021, 08:41 PM   #8
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What are your dimensions Iím thinking of making something similar but plan to also put in a window unit to also have a walk-in cooler
It's 8'x8' outside dimension. I plan on building a walk in cooler next to it soon. I'm going to build it with 2x6 walls and closed cell spray foam. With the A/C unit and coolbot.
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Old 04-28-2021, 08:43 PM   #9
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Those guys on YouTube sure make cinder block work look a lot easier than it is. Took me quite a while to get the technique somewhat down. With the exception of about 2 hrs help, I did every bit of this myself. My back is still sore
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Old 04-28-2021, 09:14 PM   #10
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Very nice project, lots of work but sure looks good.
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Old 04-29-2021, 05:13 AM   #11
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Should withstand any future hurricanes. Nice work.
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Old 04-29-2021, 05:17 AM   #12
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Purty cool smokehouse.
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Old 04-29-2021, 06:22 AM   #13
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I’m jealous:-)
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Old 05-01-2021, 09:47 PM   #14
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Very nice! Here is my personal smokehouse I built. Iíve had around 250 pounds in it at one time. Itís been great and easy to get to temperature and maintain.
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Old 05-01-2021, 09:49 PM   #15
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Those guys on YouTube sure make cinder block work look a lot easier than it is. Took me quite a while to get the technique somewhat down. With the exception of about 2 hrs help, I did every bit of this myself. My back is still sore
If you ever do another cinder block project you may want to research Quikwall by Quikcrete. You just stack your blocks then trowel the Quikwall on and it has fibers and bonds the blocks together. I purchased the Quikwall at Sutherlands in Beaumont.
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Old 05-01-2021, 09:58 PM   #16
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I look forward to the day I can fill a smoker that size.
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