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Food Smoker

I'm trying to make a home-made smoker, a portable one that is.
My current idea involves using a wooden smoke box, untreated wood (Any suggestions on what type to use?) and a portable gas stove, like those camping ones.

My first question is, what type of wood would be good to make the box out of? Any major no-nos as to certain woods?

Second, would a portable camping stove (either methylated spirits powered or gas powered) heat a metal plate hot enough to get the wood smoking?


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Alton Brown made a cheap DIY smoker on one of his salmon episodes of Good Eats.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMk-y6330aE
http://pinterest.com/mesasquatch/food-storage/

go here i have a lot of different smokers 
M F7 years ago
adding heat to cardboard for a length of time might leach fumes/glue chemicals into the food.
look up
http://www.ehow.com/how_5322440_build-electric-smoker.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_4779824_build-electric-smokers.html
My smoker is made from thin metal, similar to street signs, buy a hot plate from a thriftstore.
smoking woods should be soaked before using.
you want steam and smoke to flavor the meat.
cherry,oak,alder,mesquite, apple
http://www.askthemeatman.com/woods_to_use_for_smoking_art_updated_9300.htm
Doctor What7 years ago
 If you're looking for an easy, portable, disposable solution, you can't go wrong with cardboard!

www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Cardboard-Smoker/
Kiteman7 years ago
Why not just burn the wood?