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The chicks are sleeping / trying to sleep on the roost now.
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The Lavender is starting to bloom, The snap peas are not quite ready to pick,
Its time for me to make some more red cabbage kraut,
I need to gather all of my canning supplies,, wash jars etc.....



I really want to build a meat smoker, have any of you done that?
https://wawanghunting.com/2016/09/11/building-a-smoke-house-2/
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There was the coolest smoker i saw once... I will see if I can find it and take photos.....

We just use a BBQ pit/smoker, hand made
 

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Ok... this is ours

Fire goes bottom left.

Usually meat goes in the middle.

Far right upper box is for cold smoke.

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The chicks are sleeping / trying to sleep on the roost now.
View attachment 16177

The Lavender is starting to bloom, The snap peas are not quite ready to pick,
Its time for me to make some more red cabbage kraut,
I need to gather all of my canning supplies,, wash jars etc.....



I really want to build a meat smoker, have any of you done that?
https://wawanghunting.com/2016/09/11/building-a-smoke-house-2/
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I keep thinking about this.....

My grandparents had a walk in smoke house. The smoke room was in the end furthest from the door.

Walking in the door there were counters left and right.

It was big enough to smoke an entire pig (cut up of course).

But I just can't remember where the fire was set, etc

Google is being zero help, I see nothing like it.
 

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I keep thinking about this.....

My grandparents had a walk in smoke house. The smoke room was in the end furthest from the door.

Walking in the door there were counters left and right.

It was big enough to smoke an entire pig (cut up of course).

But I just can't remember where the fire was set, etc

Google is being zero help, I see nothing like it.
Generally speaking the fire is usually a pit in the ground outside of the smoke house with a pipe that runs under the floor of the smoke house. The smoke usually comes up from cracks or holes in the floor boards. Or the smoke pipe comes in at ground level on a side of the smoke house. The one I recall that my uncle used was smoke rising up from the floor boards and exiting from soffits in the roof.

This is generally how a cold smoker would work. I'm sure there are numerous ways to build them though. I've never built one, but like you I have been around them before. Building one is on my bucket list 🙂

Storey's Basic Country skills, explains the concept better than I can.
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I have some good old books, Fox Fire, Back To Basics, Gene Logsdons Practical Skills, and a few more. they all have a smoke house in them. It would be great to do fish. Here we can get Pinks for 4$lb they are good for canning or smoking.
Some people are more blessed than others. The only "salmon" we got around here is trout. You have to be crafty and very patient to catch a few rainbows or a big Palamino for dinner.

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Generally speaking the fire is usually a pit in the ground outside of the smoke house with a pipe that runs under the floor of the smoke house. The smoke usually comes up from cracks or holes in the floor boards. Or the smoke pipe comes in at ground level on a side of the smoke house. The one I recall that my uncle used was smoke rising up from the floor boards and exiting from soffits in the roof.

This is generally how a cold smoker would work. I'm sure there are numerous ways to build them though. I've never built one, but like you I have been around them before. Building one is on my bucket list 🙂

Storey's Basic Country skills, explains the concept better than I can.
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Jesus is Lord and Christ 🙏❤️🇺🇸
I am familiar with the idea... I just REALLY wish I could remember how their's was set up. There are so many different ways to get it done.

I remember the homestead cabins that they built, starting in the 1840s about, and they all had gutters that collected the rain from the roof, piped it into a box at ground level that had a screen on top and was filled with charcoal, then the bottom of the box emptied, slightly under ground, into a pipe that ran to an underground cistern. They put a covered well on top of the cistern to get the water back out to use and drink.

I am not sure what the original gutters were made put of. But the original pipes were all handmade tile pipes.

Anyway... I keep wondering if they used some ingenious smoking methods too....

Just want to kick myself for not asking my grandparents when I was a kid.
 

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