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Title: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Skipystu on February 16, 2007, 11:50:25 am
OK guys .. I have a question for you.

I just got my first OBS smoker in the mail this week and was promptly buried in snow outside! Charcoal smoker could be used but it just to darn cold to be out there tending it every 30-45 mins.

So what I am thinking is to buy a one fan window fan and some vent hosing. Put the fan in my kitchen window blowing outward and attach the hosing from the top vent on my OBS to the fan. Put the fan on low and smoke away. I would think the fan wouldn't last too many sessions due to the heat and the smoke but winter is almost over!

Now I know some smoke and smell will escape from the smoker, but honestly how bad is that? I would think it will smell like a cross between a fireplace and cooking meat. The kitchen and house would smell for a while but I would have to think it is a good smell! Sadly though I have not used my OBS so I am not sure what the actual smell is. I have been using a charcoal smoker till now.

Has anyone else tried this? Any ideas on feasibility? I have seen the garage setup and heard of a couple other ideas with vents but most of those were outside on the deck. I could put it in a room other then my kitchen and close the door to help trap the smell.

I was thinking of doing some briskets with a pork loin on top. So it would be about 20+ hours of cooking time.

So what do you guys think?

Thanks guys

Skipystu

P.S I am trying to reach Chez Bubba to get a three pack of his pucks, any ideas on how to reach him?
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: nodak on February 16, 2007, 12:07:42 pm
This one is for owstrich he smokes in his hotel room when he on the road!  he would be the master of that.  I am a male and 10+ yrs marriage tells me not to risk it, but the man in me likes the idea.   ;D ;) ;) ;D
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: acords on February 16, 2007, 12:09:11 pm
I wouldn't run your BS inside your house.  Your asking for trouble IMO.  If nothing else, it could be a fire hazard.  I do my winter smoking in the garage.  It's a perfect opportunity to spark up a Fuente.  
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Tiny Tim on February 16, 2007, 12:20:27 pm
If you're single, and not concerned with being able to tell the difference between the smoke smell coming from the smoker and that from a fire that started elsewhere in the house, go for it.  I, however would brave the weather and at least have it in the garage, or a detached garden shed of some kind.
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Wildcat on February 16, 2007, 12:23:57 pm
I would not recommend it and concur with the above.

www.chezbubba.com
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: icerat4 on February 16, 2007, 12:54:02 pm
I say go for it let us know what the results are.This is going to be good .Go for it 8)
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Skipystu on February 16, 2007, 01:38:07 pm
Thanks icerat! Want to come over and watch the fire?

I wouldn't think tho that it is that much of a fire hazzard. The 500 watt unit isn't really that large and if it could start fires in my kitchen then how can I trust it outside next to my house or under a tree or on grass!?!  ???

Sadly I don't currently have a garage to smoke in or I would! Heck I would love the excuse to light a cigar up!  ;D

I could put it in the basement door and try to pump the smoke out but if the wind blew the wrong way it would force the smoke back into the smoker/house. I would need a fan to blow the smoke outward.  :'(

I could see about an outdoor rubbermaid shed .. not sure the wife would allow that tho.  ::)

If I were to try it outside how much space clear of snow do you think I need around the smoker? A few feet?

Thanks for the input all, just wish it was more promising!

Skipystu
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Tiny Tim on February 16, 2007, 01:42:41 pm
space of cleared snow - just enough to get to the unit and so it sits level.  Really, maybe you could build up snow piles around it, but not in contact with the smoker to kind of insulate it.

I'm using a Rubbermaid type (made by Suncast) vertical tool shed for mine, and love it that way (except for the cold walk to the smoker).
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: icerat4 on February 16, 2007, 01:58:50 pm
Na go for the indoor deal.Take a movie and post it here.I think your on to something here. ;D  ;DHell ill drive over and help ya do this.I gota see this.Where do ya like ill be by i will even supply to food and beer.
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: NePaSmoKer on February 16, 2007, 02:32:28 pm
I tried that on my stove but the bs is to tall to fit under the stove hood vent/fan.

nepas
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: macattak on February 16, 2007, 02:34:31 pm
Sparkin' a Fuente while smokin' in the garage - there's my idea of a good time!  I might have to break out my last Chateau Fuente this weekend and smoke a few fatties and some ABT's.  ;D
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: NePaSmoKer on February 16, 2007, 02:35:28 pm
It's a perfect opportunity to spark up a Fuente.  

Ahhh nothing like a fine Fuente 858 or Opus X while watching the BS and drinkin a cold one. Or in my case a hot chocolate  ::) here in NE frozen PA

nepas
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Wildcat on February 16, 2007, 03:41:45 pm
I could see about an outdoor rubbermaid shed .. not sure the wife would allow that tho.  ::)

Bet she would go for that vice in the house. :o
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: owrstrich on February 16, 2007, 05:15:53 pm
i show the hotel folks what i got and what im gonna do... i have not asked for permission... i just show them whats  gonna be going down... i never leave the bs unattended... just let it do its thing... trying not to set off the smoke detector or sprinker system...

if it wasnt for smoking indoors... i would not be smoking... fan in the window... range hood to the attic... range hood to the outside... all have worked for me... i just dont let the fan pull a negative pressure on the box and use a wall to wall size roaster pan for the water bowl and i plug into a gfi for sh1ts and wiggles...

you gotta eat...

owrstrich



out the window set up...
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a247/michylyn/jerk/PICT0001-5.jpg)

range vent set up...
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a247/michylyn/jerk/PICT0002-3.jpg)

water bowl after 20 hours with out door being open...
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a247/michylyn/jerk/PICT0014-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: nodak on February 16, 2007, 05:29:46 pm
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I could see about an outdoor rubbermaid shed .. not sure the wife would allow that tho. 

Bet she would go for that vice in the house.
 

Looks like you better put your wife in the witness protection program or the guys here will be all over her like flies on honey if she goes for putting the bs in the house.  THe only house I would be in would be the dog house if I try that.  She says storing my generator done stairs for cold weather smoking smells!
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: coyote on February 16, 2007, 05:35:05 pm
Hey Skipystu ,
                Sounds like fun. Owrstrich is the worlds foremost top dog in this arena ...Like I always
say trial and error will make you a believer.
                I'm not sure if I'll ever run my OBS in my kitchen , but I'm pretty sure I'd be willing to
try it in my neighbors kitchen. ;D
                                                                 Good luck Skipystu....send pictures

                                                                                                   Coyote
p.s. welcome aboard Skipystu
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: NePaSmoKer on February 16, 2007, 06:27:21 pm
Oh Cr@pp now i am really going to be in hot water when i do the range hood set up. Better make plans for a new dawg house  :o

nepas
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: LilSmoker on February 17, 2007, 01:50:59 am
Hi Skipystu, maybe you should become a roady for owrstrich, he's the main man at indoor smoking dept.

For now you could put the BS outside, on a small bench, or some folding tressles?, at least it would be out of the snow, or is the snow really too deep for this?  ???
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: psychicseer on March 17, 2010, 06:42:30 pm
I can see an outdoor rubbermaid shed, as, I know a man who used a vinyl flower tower greenhouse and it worked well. I had thought it might melt with heat, however a very experienced person with smoking told me, with this smoker, the temperatures do not reach such high temperatures that it will really melt anything if there is a reasonable hight between chimney and roof of shed.

Another suggestion would be a vent similar to a pellet or wood burning stove?  I do not know about a fan though.  you wouldnt want to pull the smoke out of the unit to fast either.

Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Toker on March 17, 2010, 10:27:14 pm
I do smoke in my kitchen. I use a dryer hose to hide to hole on top of the OBS and i vent it through my window with a duct fan, no smoke, unless i miss something here. Is there anything i should be aware that I'm not? There never been any fire outside so i don't see why there would be one inside. Anyway never heat the smoker hotter than 225 max so i don't see any danger.
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Quarlow on March 17, 2010, 10:52:00 pm
Don't get your panties wrinkled toker. You are ok. Just don't let your bowl go dry with something really greasy in the smoker.
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Toker on March 17, 2010, 11:00:50 pm
OK i really thought i was doing something dangerous. THX for getting me more safe.  :D anyway it is easier smoking inside I'm in wheelchair, this way, it avoid me the runs in and out and the winters temps will be warmer inside too.  ;D
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Quarlow on March 18, 2010, 05:52:13 pm
 :D :D :D ;D
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Tenpoint5 on March 18, 2010, 08:05:21 pm
Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do Toker.
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Toker on March 18, 2010, 08:41:41 pm
It makes my life so easier this way, still wonder why i waited so long before doing it. :D
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: KyNola on March 19, 2010, 07:13:59 am
Toker,
Knock yourself out guy.  Sounds like it works just fine for you.  My wife of 35 years would frown on it though.

Anybody besides me find it peculiar that a person's very first post on the forum would be on a thread that is over 3 years old?

Things that make you go hmmm. ;)
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Toker on March 19, 2010, 07:40:30 am
Sorry KyNola i don't understand. Can you explain me more sorry english is not my 1st language.
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Tenpoint5 on March 19, 2010, 08:09:51 am
Toker'
Kynola was referring to physicseer posting for the first time. It was not about your posting.
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Toker on March 19, 2010, 08:15:48 am
Funny cause my very 1st post was actually this question.  :D i just don't understand everyone's fear about it. Just vent it outside with a fan and you'll be OK.
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Tenpoint5 on March 19, 2010, 08:21:05 am
Not everyone enjoys the smell of smoke in their kitchen. That's what they are most afraid of. The risk of fire is also always in he back of their mind.
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: KyNola on March 19, 2010, 08:33:14 am
Sorry Toker.  As 10.5 said, my previous comment was not directed toward you at all.

As for smoking in the house, I would be more than willing to try it.  It wouldn't scare me in the least.  My wife, on the other hand has different ideas about it. :)
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Toker on March 19, 2010, 08:42:07 am
I'M not mean  :D just thought you have made a research on my profile and found my very 1ST post that's why i was not sure.  ;D
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: JT-MO on March 19, 2010, 11:42:45 am
Cool idea Toker, but I really think most of us on this forum are scared of our wives let alone a simple smell or fire hazard LOL!
My wife would kill me if I tried it in the house, although if I was alone in a bachelor pad... heck yes I would smoke it in the house! Or at least try it once and see how it goes with the smoke vented out the hood on my stove.

My wife would laugh at me just knowing there is a forum about this smoker... she just doesn't understand.
So I just don't tell her, it is my private little world. It's funny though, cause she will be the first one to tell you she loves the food that comes out of that OBS.

Anyways, good luck, and remember deep down we all wish we could smoke in the house LOL! Even if it was some sort of smokeless smoke :o

Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Toker on April 01, 2010, 11:56:11 pm
Hey guys, i have a question about the venting duct hose to use with it. Right now I'M using a flexible duct hose same as cold smoke setup for driving the smoke outside and I never did hot smoke since installing this setup. Should i be worry about the heat degrees that will come out of the tower to the duct? I mean, if i smoke at 225F or 250F max, would the duct melt or something? I did not take it under consideration before doing my setup. My duct is pending about 13 inch above the Bradley vent and sit on top of a kind of duct reducer 4 to 6 to make sure it is wider than the vent for not having smoke in my kitchen. How much heat can i duct hose take? I have a  4 inches duct fan installed too. What type of duct does those of you who vent it outside the garage taking? And my duct hose length is about 3-4 FT long.

If i choose a flexible duct, its because i would be moving it when not in use. The hose end that goes through the window can stay fix there, but the end that sit on the smoker will have to move. Not enough place for it at this spot when not in use, kitchen too small and that is the only possible spot for doing it inside. THX
                                                                    Toker
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Tenpoint5 on April 02, 2010, 06:51:57 am
Francois,
As long as your ducting is metal or foil you should be OK. I would think.
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Toker on April 02, 2010, 07:17:36 am
IT'S the same type of hose material that the cold smoke adaptor one.
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Tenpoint5 on April 02, 2010, 07:21:43 am
I think you should be OK
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Toker on April 02, 2010, 07:24:54 am
OK thx i feel much safe now that i have a 2ND opinion.
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: RAF128 on April 02, 2010, 07:25:50 am
That duct for the cold smoke adapter is the same as the ones used for a dryer vent IMO.   I'm pretty sure there's a lot of heat coming out of a dryer.   I know it dries out mice that crawl into the exhaust vent ;).  That's what I used to vent mine in my garage.   I've touched mine while the smoker and you could hold it with getting burned.    Don't think it's a problem.
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: KyNola on April 02, 2010, 07:27:23 am
You should be in good shape buddy!

The material you are using for your ductwork should withstand the heat just fine.

KyNola
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Tenpoint5 on April 02, 2010, 07:28:59 am
So what you smoking in that kitchen of yours Francois, that has you asking about the venting?
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Toker on April 02, 2010, 08:05:56 am
I'M thinking about brisket. I did not cooked any since last summer and i feel a little rush growing up inside me. It's time to fix it up  ;) and some ribs if the hose hold on. Did not hot smoke since december and i was ouside at this time (my setup i mean).
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Tenpoint5 on April 02, 2010, 08:46:20 am
Keep us posted on how it works and take lots of pictures.
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Toker on April 02, 2010, 09:02:42 am
Well...here is my plan as far as pictures goes, i still waiting for a couple a pieces for modding my smoker before i install the fan and 2ND element. Once every things are all fully assembled, i will shop for a decent digital camera to post pictures. Until, i don't see myself posting any picture. I rather not posting any picture than posting too dark picture sorry for the inconvenient.
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: Captainslug on April 13, 2010, 08:19:31 am
Sorry but indoor smoking is not for me. Have a read:

Topic: Holy Puck - I almost burned the house down!!
http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=5833.0 (http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=5833.0)

I try to remember to do everything.  But like everything else I do, once it becomes habit, sooner or later I either get lazy or forget something. I'd likely forget to empty the bowl or something.  Not sure how my insurance company would take to covering my losses when the owner's manual states:

Section:  When in Use
• For outdoors use only. Do not operate in an enclosed area.

Also in the section:  Basic Safety Precautions
• It is recommended that a fire extinguisher be placed near the smoker. Refer to your local authority to determine proper size and type of fire extinguisher.

I know I have a fire extinguisher (5lb) but I doubt it would handle a fire in my kitchen if my Bradley decided to light up on me. I know I haven't checked with the local FD as to if it would be adequate.

Anyway, for what it's worth, my 2 cents.
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: ArnieM on April 13, 2010, 09:49:26 am
toker,

This is one setup I use in the garage.  I also hot-smoke with the plastic dryer vent hose using a 6"-4" reducer.  It doesn't melt.  I'm sure the air coming out of the back of a dryer can get pretty hot too.

(http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx21/ArnieMauer/Garage9.jpg)
Title: Re: Indoor Smoking - I mean in your kitchen!
Post by: dribron on May 07, 2010, 04:16:58 pm
I love my wife too much to put her in the position killing me over that one.... lol I mean she's littel but she would slice and dice over that idea....  ;D