Stump Tree Meat Smoker
Smokehouse plans presented on our site are free and will make functional smokehouses. These smokehouse designs are very original smokehouses that we have seen. Before one starts buying or building a smokehouse, it is recommended to read the primer on smoking meat in order to get some basics about meat smoking and smokehouses.
Almost any smokehouse will do for home production. If you see smoke sipping through your cardboard box, you are smoking meat, that simple. It does not have to be perfectly tight if the cooking process will be performed somewhere else.
To make our point that great products can be made using very simple smokehouses please check the photos below:
A sheet of metal covers the smoke delivery channel and the bricks lying on top provide stability. It is connected with a smoker by an underground pipe. Black item lying on the ground to the right of the smoker is an old potatoe burlap bag that is used as the smoker’s cover. Note that a potatoe burlap sack makes an excellent cover allowing just the right amount of smoke to sip through.
Well, by now you realize how simple making smoked products can be. It has nothing to do with the looks of a smokehouse. The smokehouse is a tool, like a knife, grinder or a stuffer. Grinding partially frozen meat in a hand cranked grinder will make a better sausage than grinding warm meat in an expensive commercial machine. The tool does not make a quality product - YOU DO! And making quality products depends on meat selection, curing, smoking and cooking temperatures.