DIY Smoker




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turn a old freezer or fridge intro a smoker.

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Step 1: Materials

A old freezer or fridge
some bricks
some hand tools
a good length or two of dryer vent ducting
a reciprocating saw
a item to use as a smoke baffle
and a lid of sorts to cover your smoke box/pit

Step 2: Prep the Appliance

Remove all peripheral items such as the compressor and thermostat.

Step 3: There's No Going Back After This Step

Trace the spot Where your going to insert the ducting into the unit then use a 3/4 inch butterfly bit or hole saw to start a spot for the saw. Use the saw to cut around the out line and insert the ducting.

Step 4: Start Diggin.

dig out the spot where you will put the fire box and dig a trench for the ducting that will be attached to the unit.

Step 5: Install Components

Put the unit into place and connect the ducting. Build a brick tunnel to start off the beginning of the trench and insert ducting into this.

Step 6: Mop Up Work

Add a baffle to the unit over the smoke hole. Back fill the trench put the lid over the smoke box and it's done.

Step 7: Fire It Up!!!!!!!!!!

Start a fire in the smoke box and build up a really good coal bed. Put a whole bag of soaked chips of your choice on the coal bed and put the lid in place. Now sit back and watch the smoke start to roll.

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    5 Discussions

    Teslas brother

    3 years ago

    I love it! Very cooled smoke due to the length of pipe! What is your burn pit made with? Is it just a circular, earthen hole with some kind of tight fitting lid on it? Or did you bury a bbq under there or what? Im very curious to know what you used for your burn pit
    Thankuou for a cool ible!
    Please rely

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    daviddunn2569Teslas brother

    Reply 3 years ago

    wow super late reply my bad. jeeze. yes i used bricks to line my pit and the first 18 inches of the tunnel.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    This is pretty dang clever. I've never seen anyone use this method before.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    One of the keys to successful smoking is temp control. You might drill a small hole in the lid and add a long stemmed thermometer or temp probe.

    1 reply

    Reply 5 years ago

    I did add vent holes to the unit after the fact and I like to cold smoke my fish and cheese, the smoke is cool by the time it reaches the unit. thanks for commenting did you like the idea?