A smokehouse is a building where meat or fish is cured with smoke. The finished product might be stored in the building, sometimes for a year or more.
Design and use
Traditionally, a smokehouse is a small enclosed outbuilding often with a vent, a single entrance, no windows, and frequently has a gabled
or pyramid style roof. Communal
smokehouses are larger than those that served a single residence or estate
In old time smokehouses, preservation was achieved by salt curing and prolonged smoking which took about 2 weeks with cold smoke.