Homebuilt smokers have been known to out-smoke the commercial models.. learn more below
Welcome to the December edition of the Smoking-Meat.com monthly
I have been doing some major research on homebuilt smokers over the last several weeks in preparation for this newsletter and I have to say that I am getting myself all excited..
I have seen folks make smokers out of everything from old refridgerators to 55 gallon drums and to me that is the real idea behind smoking.. taking something that is otherwise unorthodox and unusable in its present form and with a little tender loving care, turn it into something beautiful and tasty.
Brisket is a prime example of this.. what used to be a throw-a-way piece of meat is made delectable by slow smoking it over a low heat fire.
I found a page recently which lists a dozen or so different homebuilt smokers with some of them being nothing but cinder blocks with a tin roof but it has got me to thinking how I can construct something like that in my back yard and try to do it in a way that has never been done. (I always have to be different).
Some of the smokers on the website were put together by professional welders and many weeks of planning obviously went into the design and those are great if you have welding skills or perhaps masonry skills but the ones that really caught my attention where the ones that looked as if they had robbed the city dump for materials and then used a little common sense to put something together that would work.