While smoking meat in either a cold smoke house or on a typical offset barrel type smoker, they are both excellent ways of preparing meat for long term storage but it’s not the only way, and there are many ways and versions of smokers around. One of the things you need to consider before either buying a smoker or building a smoker is figuring out how much meat you will actually smoke at one time, obviously if you plan on smoking a lot of meat all the time then you’ll need a bigger smoker then if it will only be used on occasion. and you will need to figure out what kind of meats you’ll be smoking as well, (eg) if you plan on hanging sides of pork or beef or deer then of course you will need something big enough to accommodate it. as mentioned earlier there are lot’s of versions of smokers and smoke houses and you can get as elaborate or as minimal as you want. so here’s a few to give you some ideas.

The smoke house below is pretty good size and most of us probably don’t need anything this big, but you just never know.

Smoke Houses
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So lets have a look at some that are probably more useful for the rest of us.

Here’s a nice size smoke house design.

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How-To Build a Smokehouse (Part 1 – Foundation)

How-To Build a Smokehouse (Part 2 – Flue Pipe and Building Blocks)

How-To Build a Smokehouse (Part 3 – Fire Box)

How to Build a Smokehouse (FINAL STEPS)