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Curing chamber question

Post by Rich » Sun Jan 10, 2016 01:35

Can a curing chamber be made of wood or does it have to be stainless or enameled steel ? I made a roll around set up for my smoker, one side I could conceivably make into a curing chamber if wood is acceptable. I have the room to insulate if necessary, could I line with plastic ?

Thanks in advance for advice,

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Post by Butterbean » Sun Jan 10, 2016 03:17

Yes but the high moisture could eventually pose a problem. If it were me, I'd cover the wood with FRP panel. Its easy to install, easy to clean and is waterproof.
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Post by Rich » Sun Jan 10, 2016 03:50

FRP ?
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Post by Rich » Sun Jan 10, 2016 04:18

Never mind, GTS, found it, will check into it...anybody know where I can buy this ?
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Post by Butterbean » Sun Jan 10, 2016 04:18

FRP - Fiberglass Reinforced Panels Its the stuff you see on the walls in kitchens and bathrooms. You can buy it at home depot or Lowes. You can cut it like thin plywood and you just glue it to the wall. You'll want the joining pieces and corner pieces. When put together right, no moisture will leave the chamber and harm your wood.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_8566-293-FTSTF. ... 1368064276
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Post by Rich » Sun Jan 10, 2016 04:26

Thank you Butterbean ! Am going to line the inner area with this in anticipation of eventual making a curing chamber., again, thank you sir.

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Post by Bob K » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:50

Hey Rich
How do plan to cool it?

I made a fermentation chamber from wood and its pretty simple to supply heat. But the only time I could use it for curing/drying and maintain a 55°f temperature was the winter months.
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Post by Rich » Sun Jan 10, 2016 15:57

Thermositer
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