Once upon a time every home had a DIY smokehouse in the backyard. The homemade smokehouse was used as a meat smoker and food smoker to preserve the food raised on the homestead. People got away from the DIY smoker and began to use smaller, ready-made BBQ grills and smokers because they were more convenient and portable for a upward mobile society.The pendulum is now swinging back and the trend for building a smokehouse is in full swing. A BBQ smokehouse erected in your own back yard allows you to have control over food flavor, additives and preservation method by using either the hot smoker or cold smoker method. A BBQ smokehouse will enhance the flavor of any cut of meat and allow you to use cheaper cuts of meat and make them taste like the most expensive cuts. Making your own sausage and cheese and smoking it will add another dimension of flavor to your homemade recipes that just can’t be bought in any store. Smoking meats and other foods also kills harmful bacteria to increase the shelf life of food. That’s why a homemade smokehouse was an integral part of every landscape prior to the advent of refrigeration, all food was home-preserved by either smoking or canning and both have become a growing trend as a means of having total control over what goes into the food being eaten.
Look over some of these 12 BBQ smoker plans so you can discover how to build a smokehouse in your own backyard and enjoy that smoky-rich flavor in all your favorite cuts of meats and add value to your property with some of the permanent smokehouse design plans.
1: DIY Backyard Smokehouse
Cinder Blocks and Cedar wood make not only an efficient smokehouse, but an attractive one too. This DIY smokehouse design makes smoking fun and enhances the appearance of the backyard.
2: Cinder Block and Brick Smokehouse
Cinder Block with Brick Fire Box smokehouse design will withstand the elements for decades and provide delicious smoked meats and cheese for several generations to come.
3: DIY Pallet Smokehouse by Stephhicks
DIY Pallet Smokehouse is simple to make using recycled wood pallets and some aluminum roofing material. Being eco-friendly through recycling old wood pallets is a plus for these smoker plans.
4: Miniature Smokehouse
Mini Smokehouse takes up no more room than a mini fridge but packs a big punch with big smokey flavor. This mini smokehouse is ideal for those living in an apartment or condo unit with little outdoor living space.
5: Cold Smoker
Cold Smoking Conversion plans allows you to take a hot smoker and turn it into a cold smoker. Everyone has their own preference of either hot or cold smoke, this DIY plan lets you have the best of both worlds and alternate between cold and hot smoke as desired.
6: Propane Smokehouse
Propane Smoker lets you achieve a smokey flavor on meats and other foods without burning wood. The simple box smoker design uses a turkey deep fryer to create the smoke.
7: Brick Smoker
Brick Smoker and BBQ Pit is a work of art that provides a place to smoke meat, grill meat and other food, plus it enhances the look of the landscape. This DIY brick smoker will be the place all your family and guests will want to gather around when they come over for a visit.
8: USDA Smokehouse
USDA Smokehouse plans provide you with a tradition old-school design that combines form and function that has proved to be highly efficient and durable over the past several centuries.
9: Cinder Block Smokehouse
Cinder Block smokehouse design is a large, classic design that can smoke a lot of meat at once. Perfect for those who raise and eat their own livestock or hunt for game animals.
10: Turkey Burner Smokehouse
Turkey Burner Smokehouse design is another DIY smoker than relies on propane instead of wood to give meat that desired smokey flavor. Just about the size of a normal household refrigerator, this smoker is easy to build and easy to use.
11: Whiskey Barrel Smoker
Whiskey Barrel Smoker is an attractive addition to any backyard and it’s easy to build, even for the novice do-it-yourself-er. The whiskey barrel smoker uses charcoal to create the smokey flavor in foods instead of wood.
12: Walk-In Smokehouse
Walk-in Smokehouse is a design for the serious meat smoker. This large six foot by six foot wood-sided smoker looks like an garden shed that makes an attractive addition to the landscape. This is a great size smokehouse for those who have large backyards and hunt for wild game or raise livestock. Built to last on a foundation of railroad cross ties and topped with a tin roof.