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Food Smoker Answered

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

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8 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

Why not just burn the wood?