How to Build a Smoker

You do not need a lot of time for building a smoker. To make one for your barbecue, the following equipment has to be purchased.

Required Tools and Materials

Electric hot plate
Metal trash can with lid
Grating
Extension cord
Meat temperature gauge
Wood chip box
Hole digger
Drill

Step 1

Drill an opening into the trash can’s side. The hole should be close to the bottom. Make sure that you utilize a drill bit constructed of metal. You must also file on the edges so the power cord does not go out.

Step 2

Put the hot plate on the trash can’s bottom. Put the cord in the opening you drilled.

Step 3

Put wood chips in the wood box. Place this on the hot plate.

Step 4

To continue building a smoker, place the grating over the trash can. Use the inner lip to support it.

Step 5

Plug the electric burner in. The wood chips will start to smoke. Now you can start cooking. Use the thermometer gauge to determine the temperature. Tip: you should immerse the wood chips for 40 minutes prior to heating.

Make a Smoker Using a Drum

Required Tools and Materials

Grate that fits in the drum
4 nuts
4 washers
4 bolts
1 inch round magnets
Sheet metal cutters
Sheet metal
Charcoal
Welding machine
Cutting torch
Steel 55-gallon drum (with food grade rating)

Step 1

Burn charcoal in the drum to remove any particles present.

Step 2

Place a metal object where the charcoal basket can be set. Weld it. Ensure it is raised a few inches so air flows under the smoker.

Step 3

Use the sheet metal cutter and the sheet metal to make the charcoal basket. The bowl style is up to you. Just make sure the bottom is flat so it remains upright when set on the smoker.

Step 4

Create 4 holes in the smoker’s bottom. Each hole has to be half an inch in diameter. It should be under the charcoal basket. Put an inch round magnet on each side when the metal has cooled. To limit airflow, place magnets in the holes.

Step 5

Put the grate in place with a cutting torch. Use the torch to create holes. The holes have to be uniformly set. Put the nuts and bolts in place and add the grate.

As you can see, building a smoker is quite easy. There are also other methods you can try. Whichever method you use, make sure to take care when grilling. Do not get too close to the chips that you get burned.

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