Meat Smoking And Smokehouse Design

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Meat Smoking And Smokehouse Design

Post by Maxell » Wed Oct 27, 2010 18:26

Pod ten adres proszę przesyłać zdjęcia i teksty. Zdjęcia muszą posiadać szerokość co najmniej 800 pikseli - wysokość nie jest istotna - ważne by były dobrej jakości.
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Smokehouse plans

Post by Seminole » Thu Oct 28, 2010 15:02

Our first book "Meat Smoking and Smokehouse Design" (2006) has started it all. Here in the USA people are very good when it comes to barbecuing, but are not so knowledgeable in the art of traditional smoking.
The main reason is that refrigeration has been here for a long time and there has been very little need to preserve meats otherwise. So we have decided to explain the main differences about smoking, barbecuing and grilling and to provide some basic rules for building practical smokers. We have tried to come up with some original plans and to our gratification many readers have sent us photos of finished smokehouses which were based on our ideas.

For example photos of the smoker built by atc Nick: http://www.wedlinydomowe.pl/en/viewtopic.php?t=4831

The original plans are at: http://www.wedlinydomowe.com/smokehouse ... ouse-block

I have to admit that Nick has simplified the design even further. Something I have not thought of before.
He turned around the block that supplies smoke into the chamber (the third photo). This has eliminated the need for making a hole going into the chamber. It also eliminated the lintel support above the hole. A very nice improvement.

Another smokehouse that was based on our plans in the first book is the large drain pipe smoker. Peter van Brussel from Ohio built it and has sent us photos. These photos were included in our second edition of Meat Smoking and Smokehouse Design:

http://www.wedlinydomowe.com/photos/stonehenge

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Smokehouse burners

Post by Seminole » Thu Oct 28, 2010 15:06

We have recently added to our site the latest photos of pipe burners made by Tejas Smokers.

http://www.wedlinydomowe.com/smokehouse ... ner/making

The quality of those burners is simply outstanding.
Keep in mind that a gas burner needs:

1. A fresh supply of air to sustain burning.
2. Smoke exhaust opening to remove burnt gases.

Often a gas burner is place inside of a small smoker and the flame keeps on going out or is of yellow color, which indicated incomplete combustion. Most likely this is due to the insufficient air supply.

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Smokehouse Pipe Burners

Post by Seminole » Sun Nov 21, 2010 01:21

Last week we received more photos from Tejas Smokers about their latest pipe burners. These burner systems are powerful enough to provide fuel for even very large smokehouses. Those photos came with a lot of technical details and we have placed all this information on a separate page:
http://www.wedlinydomowe.com/smokehouse ... urner-pipe
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Post by Chuckwagon » Sun Nov 21, 2010 05:54

Thanks for the info Stan. Also, it is evident that Peter van Brussel is an accomplished brick mason and stone worker. His setup is truly remarkable. Also, the smoker built by Troskey is a fine piece of engineering. These guys have some special skills!
Best wishes, Chuckwagon
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