Learn how to build your own mini smoker!

DIY Mini Smoker

It’s a glorious summer day, windless and warm, and you are out back of the house getting intoxicated. Not on beer, but on smoke.

The mouth-watering aroma curling up from the smoker makes you practically tipsy, doesn’t it? You can be smoking beef short ribs. A leisurely bath in the vapors deepens the beefy flavor and softens the juicy texture. But you could be smoking anything, really. Pork. Chicken. Fish. The magic of low-and-slow smoking will intoxicate and delight, no matter the meat.

Have you ever wanted to take your smoker with you on road trips or outdoor camping activities? Or maybe you live in an apartment where a full-size smoker is just too big for the available space. Well, you can have a portable mini smoker by making it yourself!

DIY Mini Smoker

You don’t need any special tools to build this DIY mini smoker. Essentially you just need to put together a Weber Smokey Joe and a few other cooking/grilling equipment. Yes, it is quite that simple and the video tutorial provided below will show you how simple it is to make your own mini smoker!

It works great and is easy to use that even owners of a standard smoker will probably want to have this, too. 😉

How about you? Is this the smoker you need?

You’ll need these materials:

  • Weber Smokey Joe
  • 32 Quart Steamer Pot
  • Extra 14” Weber Grate
  • 12” Terracotta Planter Tray
  • Thermometer Gauge
  • ¼” 20 Stainless Steel All Thread
  • 5-6″ Carriage Bolt
  • Handle Material (wine bottle cork)
  • Lock Washers
  • Nuts
  • Cap Nuts
  • High Temp Spray Paint

And these tools:

Click on any image to start the lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. 8-)

Thanks to Smoked Meat with Jef. You can watch the video tutorial here:

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