Upgrade to Pro — share decks privately, control downloads, hide ads and more …

Building The Smoker

Building The Smoker

About 18 months ago we decided to build a smoker. It finally came to fruition over the two weeks preceding Memorial Day 2011. Here is our journey.


Jonathan Hoyt

November 18, 2011

More Decks by Jonathan Hoyt

Other Decks in How-to & DIY


  1. Ordered List Jonathan Hoyt Northern Indiana May 29th, 2011 The

    Smoker Building a smoker from 55 gallon drums
  2. Step 1: get someone to print this curve for you

    to scale, 72” wide Step 2: Get a couple 55 gallon drums
  3. Step 3: Affix the curve to one drum and then

    cut along the curve
  4. NOTE: Get your dad to help you!

  5. Step 4: Set the 2nd drum on the first (now

    that its cut) and rejoice in your progress
  6. Step 5: Cut the door openings

  7. Step 5: Burn the barrels, removing junk inside

  8. Step 6: Attach 2 inch strips of tin as a

    lip for the lids (make sure to make a funny look)
  9. Step 7: Attach top to bottom using screws and rivets

  10. This is what it looks like from the inside of

    the bottom barrel
  11. Step 8: Attach lid & fire door using hinges and

  12. Step 9: Attach clasps and ponder the awesomeness

  13. Step 10: Enlist your brother in law and build a

  14. Step 11: Attach handles!

  15. Step 12: Get your brother in law and wife to

    paint it for you :)
  16. Pose like you painted it :)

  17. Step 13: Attach thermostat

  18. Step 14: Attach chimney

  19. Step 15: Drill holes from top barrel into bottom barrel

  20. Step 16: Insert grates and gaze in awe

  21. Step 17: Attach chimney flume while smoker is running (not

    actually recommended)
  22. Step 18: Make a bigger better coal basket out of

    an old canning kettle
  23. Step 19: BBQ some meat!

  24. Step 20: Cut the meat

  25. Enjoy with family and friends!!!