Re:My new electric smoker
I have one of those Masterbuilt 30" electric Smokers. I have used it 4 or 5 times in the past 1.5 years. It works fine, but has limited capacity and requires small chips or shredded wood for the smoke-element. We have tons of Hickory available...but reducing it to useable size is quite a task.
We are in the process of building a traditional Smoke House...... 4'x 4'x 6' tall, wood (Red Oak Siding), I will use my old Brinkman smoker for the firebox/heat source by cutting off the legs to put it down to 'ground level' and using 8 feet of 6" stovepipe with damper to take the heat and smoke into the floor of the smokehouse. We have all the materials, just need a break in the current heat wave to give us motivation to get it done.
We will make the Smokehouse look like an Outhouse in "decor", but it should be big enough to do some serious meat preserving when the cooler season comes around. we will try to document the DIY Project and update this report with photos later.