May 9, 2015

Simple smoking pit.

Small post today because I have to get the yard together before the holiday.

 I have dehydrated meat but never smoked it. I am also looking for a low cost and easiest way to do things in a SHTF situation. This pit seems to be that. 
It is a simple as:
  • Digging a hole at least 3 feet deep and 1 1/2 feet wide. 
  • Make a fire at the bottom
  • Once it starts to burn good add green wood chipped and small green wood branches (this will make the smoke)
  • Make some wood rakes or place some wood stick to securely place the meat on. Theses must be placed at least a 1 and 1/2 foot above the fire.
  • Cover the pit with leaf filled branches to trap the smoke.
  • Keep an eye on the fire feeding it when necessary.
  • It talks about 8 hours for the to cure properly. (sometimes less sometimes more so keep on eye on it)
  • The meat should be dark and brittle, like beef jerky.


I would try doing this a few times....I will be this summer. Just to get the hang of it. Also remember harder woods make for better smoking taste. And if you are were you can not dig a hole... you can make a teepee with the rack in it above ground. But the under ground seems to be the better choice because it will smoke the meat and fish better.

Song for this post is  Cibo Matto - Beef Jerky

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