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10 Simple and Inexpensive DIY Meat Smokers




10 different DIY smokers that you can make at home

The best way to add a lot of flavor to meat is to cook it in a smoker, but commercial smokers can cost hundreds of dollars. Luckily, there are many types, styles and ways to build your own smoker without spending a lot of money. All you need are the right materials and just a little bit of know-how.

Here are 10 different DIY smokers that you can make at home.

1. Make a meat smoker out of a clay pot

Flower Pot Smoker

(DIY instructions at Mother Earth News)


2. Build a smoker on the cheap using a trash can

Build a smoker on the cheap using a trash can

(DIY instructions at Cruftbox)

3. Use a 55-gallon drum to build a BBQ barrel smoker

Use a 55-gallon drum to build a BBQ barrel smoker

(DIY instructions at Instructables)

4. Turn an old whiskey barrel into fully functional charcoal BBQ smoker

Turn an old whiskey barrel into fully functional charcoal BBQ smoker

(More details at The Smoke Ring)

5. Using wood pallets you can make this simple smoker for less than $100

Using wood pallets and some aluminum roofing material you can make this simple smokehouse for less than $100

(DIY instructions at DIY Ready)

6. Build a meat smoker from concrete blocks

Build a meat smoker from concrete blocks

(DIY instructions at Smoking Meat Forums)

7. Create this lovely “Little Blue Egg”

Create this lovely Little Blue Egg

This smoker is made from two big flower pots, an Ikea table, and a few other scrounged bits and pieces. (DIY instructions at Zone 12 Project Gang)

8. Make a Smoker from an old office filing cabinet

Make a Smoker from an old office filing cabinet

(DIY instructions at The Recykler)

9. Make a meat smoker out of a fridge

Make a meat smoker out of a fridge

(More details at Grit)

10. Build a smoker from wood and line it with metal

Build a smoker from wood and line it with metal

(DIY instructions at Ron’s outdoor blog)