With DIY every material is useful, this guide will show you how to make different smokers with different materials that can be seen around the house or with a little cost at the hardware store. By the end of this guide, you will be able to make at least one of the 30 DIY smoker plans listed below.
Some projects might take days to make, while others might take less than a day to make. We have done our part by listing amazing projects below, all you have to do is choose a preferred DIY smoker and start building.
1. DIY Smoker From 55 Gallon Drum
With a steel drum and a few plumbing parts, you can have this amazing smoker that requires no welding. Welding skills are very necessary for making anything with steel but due to the simplicity of this project, the creator decided not to use welding. This will make it easy for beginners to partake in the DIY project. The first step after gathering the materials is making the plans and identifying the parts.
2. How To Build A Smoker For Your Backyard
Are you thinking of building a smoker in your backyard for BBQ or steak and roasted food for any outdoor event? This is a very good DIY smoker that is very great for your backyard. The creator emphasized the reason why you should have a smoker in your backyard and then provided a PDF file that detailed the process of making the smoker.
3. DIY Smoker
This instructable guide will teach you how to make a smoker by yourself by following the step by step instructions given in the guide. Among the materials needed for the smoker is drill Dremel, hammer, drill bits, screwdriver, needle nose plier, clay pot, grill gate, top, burner, 2 stainless steel pans, and thermometer.
The total cost of the materials needed is $44. It is a very easy and straightforward project once you have the tools and materials. The first step is to disassemble the burner, then install the coil in the pot and remove the handle of the pan.
4. DIY Smoker Plans
The materials needed for this amazing smoker include a reciprocating saw, a lid to cover the pit or box, some hand tools, bricks, an old freezer or fridge, 2 dryer vent ducting, and a smoke baffle. After listing the materials, the creator started by making the hole for ducting, then dug a hole for the firebox. After that, the guide assembles everything and makes a brick tunnel to insert the ducting.
5. How To Make A Smoker
To give a solid foundation, the instructor used concrete blocks to build the base of the smokehouse, then he built the wooden house on it. It is very simple and cheap.
6. How To Build A Smokehouse
The instructor started by making the foundation for the smokehouse. He poured mixed concrete on the marked area for the smokehouse. Then, he laid the blocks and assembled the wooden house on it.
7. DIY Concrete Kamado Smoker
This is made from concrete blocks, bricks, plywood, grate, spray paint and a thin tile. It can be made in under 5 minutes with as little as $50. It is simple and can be built with no tools.
8. How To Build A Barrel Smoker
The first step in making this smoker is to get a barrel, a gas cylinder and its accessories. After getting this, remove the paint from the barrel by simply flame polishing the barrel. After this, the next step is to start making the fore chamber and other parts
9. DIY Ugly Drum Smoker
The most common materials used for DIY smokers recently are steel drums. It is very amazing and its height is high enough to make a table. In this guide, you will learn how to make a smoker from an ugly steel drum.
Apart from the drum, other materials required for the smoker include a ball valve, ½ inch bushing, M20 washers, shelving rail, shelf clips, nut and bolts, high-temperature paint, and handles. The guide also includes a link to the FAQ and the process of making the smoker.
10. DIY Smoker From 2 Geyers
This instructable guide started by cutting the short water heater to make the fire chamber, then built a strong and steel base for the fire chamber. After this, the next step is to make a hole in the fire chamber to allow smoke to escape. It is a very simple and cheap project.
11. DIY Tin Can Meat Smoker
Do you know that with tin you can make an amazing and functional smoker with few other materials? Apparently, the cost of making this is very minimal as the materials and tools required is minimal as well.
The first step is to trace the bottom of a small can near the bottom side of the big can and cut the traced hoe with a cutter. Then make three holes at the top of the big can, then insert the small one in the hole on the side of the large can and you're good to go.
12. DIY Smoker From Propane Tanks
This is made from 2 propane tanks. This instructable guide will show you how to make a smoker from those 2 propane tanks coupling with a few other materials and tools. The first step is to drain the tank then make holes in the tank. The guide lay much emphasis on the safety measure while draining the tank and while handling it.
13. How To Make A Homemade Smoker
This homemade smoker is made for less than $20 and it is super amazing. The instructor started by giving the importance of such smokers and why you need to have one. After this, he proceeded to explain how to build the smoker.
14. How To Build A Backyard Smoker
You don't have to start looking around for the materials and tools to build your smoker, this video guide includes the list of materials and tools required and links to where you can get each of them. Once you have the materials, you can have your backyard smoker.
15. DIY Flower Pot Smoker
Do you know you can make a smoker from a flower pot? Amazing right? Follow the step by step instructions on how to make this flower pot smoker with ease.
16. How To Build A Smokehouse
This is made from untreated timber, concrete, renders, bricks, and steel. After listing the materials, the instructor dive right into the process of making the smoker.
17. DIY Ugly Drum Smoker
The guide started by giving the general plan for the DIY project and this explained the basic concept of the smoker that is to be made. After this, the guide went further to list the materials and tools required for the work before going into the step by step instructions. It is advisable to get a new drum according to this guide. This will help to know that the drum is not used for anything before the project.
18. DIY Primitive Smoker
Barbecue has been in existence long before technology, and long before all the advanced smokers. During the stone age, the mode of smoking meat or fish has been through stones and sticks. In this guide, you will learn how to make this primitive smoker with virtually no cost.
When you have one of these primitive smokers in your backyard or anywhere near you, it gives you the chance to live in the past and taste the yummy barbecue from the primitive smoker.
19. DIY Easy And Cheap Smoker
This guide will show you how to make a smoker from a stainless steel bucket, 2 plant pots, and wood. It is very simple and straightforward and it requires little to no cost of production.
20. DIY No-Weld Double Barrel Smoker
This smoker is definitely for 3 categories of people; someone who needs to smoke meat or fish, someone who has no skill or experience in welding and lastly, someone who has a low budget. If you fall in any of the categories, you should follow this guide in making a no-weld double barrel smoker. The first thing that needs to be done is to draw a well-organized plan for the smoker and the rest is a story.
21. DIY Smokehouse Under $100
With just $100 you can build this amazing smokehouse. The instructor started by making the frame assembly. After this, he attached pieces of wood to the frame to complete the smokehouse. It is very easy and straightforward.
22. How To Build A Cinder Block Smoker
This is made from 24 Cindy blocks, renal sheet metal, expanded metal and plywood. The cost of making this smoker is up to $200. If you follow the instructions in the video you will be able to make one yourself. The video includes links to some important materials used in the making of the smoker.
23. DIY Electric Smoker
The materials needed for this include pine, metal grate, stainless screws, hinges, latch, and casters. The instructor gives a detailed explanation of the process of making the smoker and this should be very helpful for beginners.
24. How To Make A DIY Offset Smoker
Apart from the detailed explanation on the process of making this amazing offset smoker, the instructor also gives tips and tricks to make the smoker unique and super amazing. Watch the video below to get more details about the smoker.
25. Drum Smoker DIY
Meat or fishing smoking is an activity that requires time and patience. Therefore, the great thing you can do for yourself is to make a smoker that will be comfortable for you, cheap and easy to make. The materials required include a 55-gallon drum, Sawzall, dishwasher detergent, pressure washer, weed torch/flame element, 2 can of high-temperature Rustoleum primer, cooking oil, cast iron pan, circular metal grate, drill, L shape brackets, bolts, and baking pan.
26. How To Build Your Own Smoker
This is made from wire mesh/ wire rack, pliers, sweet/ biscuit tin, screwdriver, and wood chips. The first step is to make two small holes on the lid of the tin, then place a piece of wood chip at the bottom of the tin. After this, use the plier to modify the mesh into a rack that will fit into the tin. Place the meat/ fish on the rack and you’re good to go. Just with these few steps you can have a smoker in your backyard and increase the amazing taste of your meat or fish.
27. DIY Homemade Smoker
To make this smoker, you will need a box, a vent, a wood chip pan, a drip pan, racks, and a thermometer. The guide started by making the model for the smoker then using the model as a template for the whole project. Though the materials and tools required for the DIY project are quite much, the process is simple and straightforward. It is cheap as well.
28. DIY Smoker Build
This video tutorial will show you how to make a smoker by yourself using a few tools and straightforward steps explained by the instructor. The smoker is made from bricks and cement. The first step is to lay the foundation for the smoking chamber, then build it with concrete, cement and brick. After this, a roof is placed in the smoker and that is it.
29. DIY File Cabinet Smoker
This amazing smoker will make your meat smoking very fast and awesome. It is made from file cabinets and it costs up to $35. It is very easy and affordable. A high-temperature paint is used to paint the smoker and by following the instructions given by the instructor you will be able to make this smoker with ease.
30. DIY Trash Can Smoker
This is made from a new trash can, steel pipe, drill, steel rod, lid, steel pipe elbow, and bolts. All the materials and tools listed above can be readily available at the hardware store, they are affordable and once the materials and tools are ready, follow the steps in the video and build your own smoker.
For you to make a DIY smoker there are certain skills, methods, and concepts that must be in place. This guide has done justice to each of the concepts and I know by now, you will have one of the smokers in mind to build. Make a smoker today and start roasting your meat.