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OT Cold Smokehouse Build

lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,312
I had some Very Old Redwood Fencing @ my shop that came from my parents house and the house I was raised in. Mentioned to one of our Project Crew that I was wanting to build a Cold Smoker--He surprised me this weekend when he sent me these pictures, had no idea he was building it...Can't wait to see it finished.....Lot of old memories in a fence







Visalia, Ca
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  • WoodchunkWoodchunk Posts: 741
    I see bacon and fish
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 8,482
    I thought the only smoke legally producible in CA was from marijuana?
    Can't wait to se your final setup!
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,312
    Photo Egg said:
    I thought the only smoke legally producible in CA was from marijuana?
    Can't wait to se your final setup!
    Yes, it will double as a grow house as well  =)
    Visalia, Ca
  • WoodchunkWoodchunk Posts: 741
    Nice, how will the firebox work?
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 7,048
    That looks great!   As long as no one (@dmw) mistakes it for another type of house outside.  
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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,312
    Woodchunk said:
    Nice, how will the firebox work?
    For the most part just A-MAZE-N Pellet Smoker as I am just cold smoking however I will have 2 Other options if I want to Hot Smoke 1) Weber JR just sitting inside or 2) I have an old wood stove on my Patio I will just run a duct in the back or use my Mini Egg and duct it in...
    Visalia, Ca
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,312
    Fitting it with a Tel Tru , I know its a high range but I had a spare 
    Visalia, Ca
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,216
    We were rigging an old 1/2ass working single door reach-in blast freezer as a cold smoker. Ran outta spare time and it ended up in the scrap yard in the sky. May visit that again one day. It was appealing because we could have used it around here in Florida. Although it would not suffice as a blast freezer any longer it did hold easily as low as 15°
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  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,676
    edited March 11
    A few thought on this:
    • I am so, so jealous. With our various pork related ventures, I've thought about at least building a temporary smoke house for sausages. Even the dishwasher struggles under the mass of sausage we produce
    • I love the repurposing of the old fence.   That is super cool
    • With a setup like that, I would be tempted (very tempted) to roll with a live fire. Sticks in a stove through a duct would be my first attempt. Yes, I use an AMazN Smoker for cold smoking, but, to me, pellets leave something to be desired (philosophically, if not in the end product), and I would be loathe to sully a smokehouse so fine with some cheapa$$ industrial would pellet product. Burn a stick, man!
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    Scale (which one of my friends refuses to use)
    Friends with BGEs and myriad other fired devices
    Charcuterie and sourdough enthusiast
    Prosciuttos in an undisclosed location

    Austin, TX
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,312
    edited March 11
    @20stone I have a couple old cast iron stoves in my patio I am probably going to duct 1 into it some day....on another note I have a fully functional SS commercial dishwasher ( the kind you slide food trays in ) sitting in my shop you can have I'd gladly ship it to you , ill send you pictures Monday if you'd like to see it ...Gratis mind you 
    Visalia, Ca
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 28,395
    Put a 5000 btu window unit in it so you can cold smoke
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 28,395
    Any external fire with a duct into the smokehouse will lower the temp and the ducting will clean up the smoke...I like the wood oven idea.
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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,312
    Thanks @nolaegghead
    Visalia, Ca
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,676
    lkapigian said:
    @20stone I have a couple old cast iron stoves in my patio I am probably going to duct 1 into it some day....on another note I have a fully functional SS commercial dishwasher ( the kind you slide food trays in ) sitting in my shop you can have I'd gladly ship it to you , ill send you pictures Monday if you'd like to see it ...Gratis mind you 
    So, you've seen my garage. 

    The dishwasher I was referencing before is actually a Karubeque stick burber smoker, which can also be rigged with an AMazN Smoker for cold smoking. 

    As for your dishwasher, though it has been a while, I have used one of those in a professional capacity. Having one in the G'raj Mahal for a pig day would be absolutely devine. Alas, no more room. Thanks for the offer, though. That would kick a$$
    Joule SV
    GE induction stove
    Gasser by the community pool
    Scale (which one of my friends refuses to use)
    Friends with BGEs and myriad other fired devices
    Charcuterie and sourdough enthusiast
    Prosciuttos in an undisclosed location

    Austin, TX
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,312
    Yes I've seen that but I think a commercial washer would look like in that Garage 
    Visalia, Ca
  • HendersonTRKingHendersonTRKing Posts: 1,329
    That's the definition of awesome on wheels.
    It's a 302 thing . . .
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,312
    thanks @HendersonTRKing I think I am going to have to Crane it into my back yard
    Visalia, Ca
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,950
    Very interesing and nice work.  #1 son wants to build a smoke house, I will be sending him the link.
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  •  No concerns with formaldehyde in the mdf?
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,582
    lkapigian said:
    thanks @HendersonTRKing I think I am going to have to Crane it into my back yard
    Is it an inch too wide to fit thru a fence gate? I did that once. :)

    I didn't see a ridge cap in your photos - are you not putting one on?
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,312
    HeavyG said:
    lkapigian said:
    thanks @HendersonTRKing I think I am going to have to Crane it into my back yard
    Is it an inch too wide to fit thru a fence gate? I did that once. :)

    I didn't see a ridge cap in your photos - are you not putting one on?
    @HeavyG just put it on


    Visalia, Ca
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,312
    edited March 13
     No concerns with formaldehyde in the mdf?
    @alaskanassasin, not really I am going to put a Weber Jr in there and run the temp up and get it to speed up the Off Gassing, I don't think it will be an issue after that I will be keeping it under 100 and "hoping" that seasoning with cut down on the porosity of the material---I will be keeping the door Open for quite a while

    But it is an excellent point
    Visalia, Ca
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,312
    Very interesing and nice work.  #1 son wants to build a smoke house, I will be sending him the link.
    thanks @Austin Egghead
    Visalia, Ca
  • lkapigian said:
     No concerns with formaldehyde in the mdf?
    @alaskanassasin, not really I am going to put a Weber Jr in there and run the temp up and get it to speed up the Off Gassing, I don't think it will be an issue after that I will be keeping it under 100 and "hoping" that seasoning with cut down on the porosity of the material---I will be keeping the door Open for quite a while

    But it is an excellent point
     Sounds good! Looks awesome!
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • LRWLRW Posts: 198
    Looks good. My only concern with this build is the use of OSB. It has a lot of glue in it and other chemicals.
    Volant, PA 1 LBGE ,Smokeware Cap, igrill2
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