DIY Smoker!!!

Here is an Easy DIY project you can do in a weekend.  Not only is it easy, you can get a high quality ceramic smoker without the cost.  Compared to the cost of the Big Green Egg, this is an effective alternative.

DIY Ceramic Smoker
DIY Ceramic Smoker

 
Start with a few washers for each side of the lid.  The lid comes with a hole pre-drilled.  You will need the bigger washer to cover the hole and the washer with the small hole to keep the knob lined up.

  
 With a trip to you local hardware store (Home Depot or Lowe’s) you can get almost everything you need to complete this easy DIY Project for around 50 dollars.

NECESSARY SUPPLY LIST:

18
18″ Ceramic Flower Pot
18
18″ Description
18
18″ Low Bowl Ceramic Pot
18
18″ Low Bowl Description
Fits 22.5
Fits 22.5″ Weber Grill9
Proctor Silex Hot Plate.
Proctor Silex Hot Plate.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES (These accessories will require a drill):

Drawer/Cabinet Pull
Drawer/Cabinet Pull

Once you have all of the required items, it is just a matter of putting it together.  The basic version (without accessories) is just a matter of putting the Proctor Silex hot plate in the bottom of the pot with the cord being fed through the existing hole in the bottom center.

Cord feeds through existing hole without alterations.
Cord feeds through existing hole without alterations.

Second, place the grate in the pot.  The grate may needed to be rotated in order to find the right balance but it fits almost perfect.

Burner and Grate in the Ceramic Pot.
Burner and Grate in the Ceramic Pot.
Next, put the 18″ Low Bowl on top and you are almost ready.

  
-Grab a heavy duty metal round pan, fill with wood chips, place it on the burner,  set the temp to High and watch the smoker do its thing.

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3 thoughts on “DIY Smoker!!!

    1. No. The bigger pot allows the hot plate to sit on the bottom. The first one I made a few years ago was a smaller pot and I had to disassemble the hot plate and put the coil on two bricks in the bottom with the thermostat control wires coming out the bottom hole. But with this size pot, no issue with fit.

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