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Thread: Smokehouse idea

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    Default Smokehouse idea

    Thinking about building a smokehouse this winter at my camphouse. I have an old barn that is falling down that would supply most of the lumber and thinking about making it 36" square and about 5 or 6 foot tall. Thinking about a UDS style charcoal basket to try to get temps in the 225 range and maybe an offset firebox built of concrete block to do some cold smoking too.

    Any suggestions?

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    Our member cowgirl built a smokehouse and you can view her instructions HERE. Let us know what you decide and bring us some pics on the build.
    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!



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    Joe beat me to it, Jeannie is our resident smokehouse expert.
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    Yep, I checked her page on it a few weeks ago. Hopefully that project will get off the ground this year. I've got to finish a fence around a food plot to keep the wild hogs out so I can plant corn, chufas, etc. without being torn to shreds before starting on the smokehouse.

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    It better be a darned stout fence if you want to keep the hogs out. Incredible some of the things I've seen 'em tear up.

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    Field fencing using telephone poles as corner and pull posts with steel tpost in between. Going to run two strands of electric offset it as well. I've kept them out of millet fields using two strands of electric wire but the upkeep is too much. Dang deer keep getting spooked and running through the electric and tearing it down.

    I've been fooling with wild hogs for over 30 years and know first hand what a pain in the @$$ they can be. Especially love mowing behind where they've been rooting.

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    Off the subject....
    Are you allowed to trap and kill the wild hogs? I'll bet they are tasty.
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    Trap, shoot, catch with dogs and even run them down with my truck if given the chance . They are leaner than commercial pork but usually have a good flavor, large boars not included. Occaisionally I will hang one up and cut the loin out if it's cool enough to fool with. Buddy of mine had some sausage made last year that was pretty good.

    They are covered in ticks and mites this time of year and there is always the threat of disease like pseudo-rabies and brucellosis when skinning so I usually just give them to some local families when it's cool enough to fool with.

    Our last weekend of deer season lst year I killed a doe and three wild hogs that Sat. evening. My little Kubota tractor was quite a sight with the loader bucket full of game.

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    Sounds like the hunting is good in your area.
    Let me know if I can be of any help with the smokehouse. I use the heck out of mine...really like it.

    Thanks Joe and Joneser.
    jeanie

    7' horizontal wood burner
    vertical brinkman-charcoal
    underground pit
    cinderblock pit
    UDS
    Memphis Pro
    tractor rim fire ring cooker
    Sterling Forge 4 burner gas grill w rotis burner, side burner and smoke box
    4 calf fry/turkey/fish/crawdad cookers
    EZQue camping rotis
    2 charcoal grills
    AND 1 smokehouse
    http://cowgirlscountry.blogspot.com/

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    Thanks, here's a couple of pics from last year:





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