Smokehouse Modification

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Smokehouse Modification

Post by Butterbean » Thu Aug 13, 2020 14:17

Productive day yesterday as I had some good help modifying my smokehouse. I had designed and built this myself and though it worked like a champ there were a few things I thought could be better. I sought to increase the draw through the house so I did this by raising the roof some and then adding more height via two chimneys which I installed a jury rigged damper system for insurance. I also added a lean-to on the north side of the house to offer some weather protection for the temperature controls.

Usually I tend to do this sort of thing solo but yesterday I had some help and good help it was so in appreciation I fed my help smoked pork sandwiches with coleslaw and pickled okra. I did notice productivity decreased after lunch but it was a hot day so that must have been the reason.

When finished with construction I stoked the firebox for a test run and she ran perfectly for seven hours with a nice steady flowing cold white smoke till the wood ran ran. Have a wild hog ham that should finish curing next week so I am looking forward to smoking this.

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Raised the height and pitch on the smokehouse and added duel chimneys with dampers to increase smoke flow from fire box.
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Lean-to added to give protection during fowl weather smokes.
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Pecan smoke pork sub for those kind enough to help with this project.
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Sub with coleslaw and pickled okra. Everyone was happy with this but I was more happy about getting these modifications completed because they had been bothering me for some years now but jobs like this are hard to do with only two hands.
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Re: Smokehouse Modification

Post by bluc » Fri Aug 14, 2020 06:17

Awesome smokehouse. One day I will make one similar👍
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Re: Smokehouse Modification

Post by IskraTS11 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 21:55

That's a pretty impressive build, congrats! I was thinking of putting my own smokehouse together as soon as I get myself some of this Costa Blanca property for the holidays, but I still have much to learn... Which is fortunate, as I'm not going to move until next October.
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Re: Smokehouse Modification

Post by redzed » Mon Aug 31, 2020 22:25

IskraTS11 wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 21:55
as soon as I get myself some of this Costa Blanca property for the holidays
Those Spanish coast properties don't look like places where you could set up a smoke house. Besides that's a long way from Saratov! BTW, how about posting a recipe for Saratovskaya Kolbasa?
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Re: Smokehouse Modification

Post by Scogar » Tue Sep 08, 2020 20:42

How are you powering that Butterbean? It looks like propane...so what a small gas flame burning sawdust? Or what? Inquiring minds want to know
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