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15 Homemade Smokers to Add Smoked Flavor to Meat or Fish

One of the simplest ways to infuse flavor into 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. Look over these 15 DIY smoker plans to get started smoking your favorite meat for supper tonight.

  1. Grill Meat Cuts On  Backyard Homemade 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. Make A BBQ Smoker From Oil Drum

Use these smoker 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 Homemade Smoker

  1. Use Metal Trash Can To Make A DIY 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 Homemade Smoker

  1. Smoke Meat In An Indoor Oven Smoker

If you don’t have outdoor space but love the flavor of smoked meats, use these homemade 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.

homemade smoker plans

  1. Transform An Ordinary Grill Into BBQ Smoker

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

bbq smoker plans

  1. Turn An Old Barrel and Bricks Into DIY 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 diy smoker that works just like a smokehouse.

Barrel and Brick Homemade Smoker

  1. Use Clay Pot To Make A Homemade 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. Also check out diy clay pot heater.

Clay Pot Smoker

  1. Build Your DIY Smoker From 55 Gallon Steel Drum

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 Homemade Smoker

  1. Build Your Own Stovetop Homemade Smoker With Kitchen Gear

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 DIY Smoker

  1. Combine Two Barrels To Make A Homemade 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 Homemade Smoker

  1. Recycle Old Fire Cabinet Into BBQ Smoker

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

You may also like to see file cabinet smokers.

bbq smoker plan

  1. Build DIY Smoker From 55 Gallon Drum

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. Make A Smoker Out Of 250 Gallon Propane Tank

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

You may like to see plans for Homemade Propane Forge.

Propane Tank Homemade Smoker

  1. Use This DIY Plan To Make A 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. Make BBQ Smoker Without Welding 

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 Homemade Smoker

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