DIY smokers from our guests…

July 27th, 2012

If 6 x m/c or 6XM/C means anything to you, please ring or get in touch!

Our DIY smoker page is regularly updated, but I received pictures of home made smokers from two people yesterday and today, and thought their creator’s words are better than mine…

Steel drum smoker by Vaughan

Steel drum smoker by Vaughan

Hi Jo & George.
Thankyou again for the wonderful smoking course I attended in June.

One of the many things that I learned was that you can make a home smoker out of almost anything.
I have now finished my own smoker (see photo), utilising a 45 gallon steel drum, an old gas flue for a chimney & old BBQ racks for inside: all obtained from a local scrap yard for just over £10.
I have managed to source wood shavings/ dust from a local high end cabinet maker who only used hard woods, so I am pretty much ready to go!

Thanks again to you both for sharing your knowledge.
Sincerely yours,

Vaughan & Louise.


Sid the Smoker, crafted by Chris

Sid the Smoker, crafted by Chris

Hi J&G


Sid is 3 feet by 1.5 by 1.75 and was designed around wilko cake cooling trays as shelves.

Stoppers have been fitted at rear of shelf racks to prevent falling off and air holes three either side five inches from base

Chimney s bit if spare plastic plumbing with nylon lock blocks as shelf supports

Total cost about 30 quid with offcuts and scavenging and some pissed off neighbours at my sunday morning sawing

Looking forward to having a go

Cheers Chris


Leave a Reply