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Smokehouse operation
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Ray    Posted 03-03-2003 at 03:29:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have plans to build a smokehouse but I need to know how they work.

Foz    Posted 03-03-2003 at 07:40:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use an old pump house . It's 4'X 6' with a cement floor.For smokin material I've found that if I gather all the saw dust for cuutin mesquite wood and lay it in a row about 3" high and 6" wide and how ever long you need to to smoke what you want.Drop a charcoal bricket that has been lit and burned through on the end of your pile.You'll get about an hour burn time for every 10 " of saw cuttings . That burn-smolder will vary depending on how dry your cuttings are. I'd make em dry as you could though. You'll have smoke but no heat what so ever!Do a trial run with what ever kinda wood you normally use to get the burn time right for your application. Hope this helps!,,,Warren

Old Sarge    Posted 03-03-2003 at 07:19:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The best smoke houses for me were OLD refrigerators or freezers. The meat is cured by the smoke.

Make sure that the smoke is COLD though. Keep or build the fire box a good distance from the box so it has time to cool down before it gets to it.

Make sure the curing box, (fridge or freezer) doesn't have any plastic or vinyl in it. If you have the area you could build a cinder block building, and pipe the smoke in to it.

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