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15 Homemade Smokers to Add Smoked Flavor to Meat or Fish

One of the simplest ways to infuse flavor into all types of meat and fish is with a homemade smoker. An inexpensive cut of meat  or fish will develop a rich flavor and texture like its more expensive counterpart after being smoked. The smoker itself is not expensive either when you build it yourself. Look over these DIY smoker plans and get started building and smoking your favorite meat for supper tonight.

  1. DIY Backyard Smoker

Download this PDF file containing homemade smoker plans. Easy to follow instructions will enable you to build a backyard smoker large enough to hold several racks of ribs.

DIY Backyard Smoker

  1. Oil Drum Smoker

Use these plans to recycle an old oil drum into an outdoor cooker. Use the cooker for hamburgers, hot dogs and to slow smoke large cuts of meat.

Oil Drum Smoker

  1. Trash Can Smoker

Cheap and easy to create, a new “aluminum trash can’’ can easily be converted into meat smoker with these bbq smoker plans. It’s portable too.

Trash Can Smoker

  1. Indoor Oven Smoker

If you don’t have outdoor space but love the flavor of smoked meats, use these smoker plans to create an indoor oven smoker. A couple of aluminum pans and wood chips is all you need to smoke food in your oven.

Indoor Oven Smoker

  1. Grill Smoker

No need to purchase anything fancy if you already have a grill. Create a custom bbq smoker with your grill. Use these plans to make your grill serve double duty as a smoker.

bbq smoker plans

  1. Barrel and Brick Smoker

Simple design and parts, but it will produce complex food flavors. Use these plans to transform an old metal barrel and old bricks into a new smoker that works just like a smokehouse.

Barrel and Brick Smoker

  1. Clay Pot Smoker

Follow these step by step instructions on how to build a smoker and you’ll amaze your family and friends with your resourcefulness. These plans transform a clay flower pot into a unique and functional smoker that is the perfect size for a small deck or patio. Take this model with you to the beach or mountains for smoking meat away from home.

Clay Pot Smoker

  1. 55 Gallon Drum Smoker

Build your own smoker with a 55 gallon steel drum and a few plumbing parts. Easy to assemble with the detailed instructions and built to last.

55 Gallon Drum Smoker

  1. Stovetop Smoker

Here is another great idea for those who don’t have outdoor space – build a stovetop smoker. Great for smoking brisket, pork shoulder or other larger cuts of meat because this design really enables the smoke to penetrate deeply into thick cuts of meat.

Stovetop Smoker

  1. Double Barrel Smoker

This unique double barrel smoker requires no welding and is easy to build with these detailed instructions. Smoke lots of meat at once with the large interior this model has to offer.

Double Barrel Smoker

  1. Recycled Smoker

Use this idea to transform discarded items into a new smoker. An old file cabinet and shopping cart, are two of the things recycled in this unique bbq smoker plan.

bbq smoker plan

  1. DIY Drum Smoker

Touted as being the best step by step guide to building your own backyard smoker, these plans are worth a look. Some cutting and welding is involved, but the end result is durable and functional.

DIY Drum Smoker

  1. Propane Tank Smoker

Build a custom bbq smoker from a 250 gallon propane tank with these instructions. Perfect for smoking meats for a large gathering.

Propane Tank Smoker

  1. Ugly Drum Smoker

Nothing ugly about it, but that is the nick-name of this bbq smoker design. Easy and inexpensive to build, these plans rival smokehouse plans and the ugly drum smoker will cost less to build.

Ugly Drum Smoker

  1. No-Weld Barrel Smoker

This classic design smoker use a 55 gallon barrel and requires no welding. Built to hold large cuts of meat and turned sideways and standing on legs, this smoker design is also easy to use.

No-Weld Barrel Smoker

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