Introduction: DIY $50 Concrete Kamado Smoker
The Big Green Egg costs over $1,000. You can build this Concrete Kamado Smoker for $50 in Five minutes with NO Tools! It works incredibly well. See results above.
Please click on the video, above, to see the complete build and smoke, or read the step-by-steps below.
Step 1: Parts and Paint
4 Standard concrete blocks
15 half concrete blocks
can of black spray paint
Paint the wood black for style and weatherproofing.
Step 2: Blocks
Build as follows: (Each line of instruction matches one picture above.)
- 3 big blocks for bottom
- 1 big block in front and 3 half blocks form the second layer. Sides are two half blocks stacked.
- 4 bricks in corners
- tile centered on bricks
- 4 more half blocks
4 more half blocks
2 half blocks on very front and wood on top.
Step 3: Thermometer
I promised no tool, so you can simply slide your thermometer in the front edge and it will work fine.
If you can get your hands on a drill and a 1/8th inch bit, drill a hole in the wood and stick it in.
Step 4: Smoke and Enjoy!
This is not a instructable on how to smoke, but here are the basic steps:
- Pour about 50 charcoal briquettes in the bottom of the smoker and light them.
- Put in the ceramic plate, the grate and the meat.
- Use front half-block and tipped up lid to adjust air flow to achieve 225 degrees.
- Smoke for roughly 1 hour per pound of meat. Wrap meat in foil at about halfway through.
- Check every 30 minutes, toward the end, and take meat out when it falls apart with the touch of a fork.