DIY Clay Pot Smoker

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Building your own smoker can have a lot of benefits. For instance, the costs of a homemade smoker will be much smaller than those of a store-bought one. Also, by making the smoker yourself, you have total control over its size, shape and quality. So to make outdoor cooking more enjoyable and delicious, you should build your smoker out of a clay pot. Just go to the closest store and purchase a clay pot, a clay pot tray, an electrical hot plate, cooking grate (circular), some bricks, a metal pie pan, an oven thermometer, bolts and nuts and a wood dowel. After that take a look at the tutorial below and start building your very own clay pot smoker! Install it outdoors, once you are done, and enjoy the all the delicious smoked flavors.

 

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28 Comments

    • G. Scott on said:

      Here’s a tutorial on how to make this I know it’s been like 9 month since your post but here it is.

      motherearthnews.com/diy/garden-and-yard/how-to-build-a-smoker-zm0z15jjzmar.aspx

  • Dubbleduece on said:

    Lol, oops. Just a minor flaw. People get so upset, lol. What your doing wasn’t an obligation to them. You had a great idea, and were thoughtful enough to share it. In my opinion, your list of what’s needed and the pics you posted makes the rest pretty self explanatory. The complainers are the same ones that’ll ask for a discount on the $5.00 clay pots, lol. Again, great idea designer. I love smokin on the grill.

    • Muller Oosthuizen on said:

      Each picture paints a 1000 words. One should be really dumb not to be able to follow the pictorial instructions. AWESOME PROJECT!!!!

      • Patricia on said:

        Dumb? I can figure most of it from pix, HOWEVER … what kind of drill bit is used so the pot doesn’t crack??? For instance! What a jerk!!!

        • MEEEOWWW! Really? Drill bit – try a masonry bit.
          You really are not set up mentally for DIY projects, stick to Hamburger Helper.

  • Agreed – where is the tutorial? I see an incomplete parts list and a bunch of unrelated pictures of different styles of smokers. What good is that?

  • The turotial is well hidden at the very end of the post (after you’ve hit the “Next Page” in fugly comics sans a few times)

    Here it is:

    motherearthnews.com/diy/garden-and-yard/how-to-build-a-smoker-zm0z15jjzmar.aspx?PageId=2#ArticleContent

  • Shiney on said:

    I am laughing pretty hard at the comments…If you can’t navigate a simple webpage, you should not be building this simple smoker…you’re just gonna set your house on fire. And how angry some of you sounded on top of it for not having instructions to build it…wow. On another note, thanks so much for the upload! What a great solution!

  • You know people who act like they know it all, typically don’t know shit! I agree with the previous responder, you’re a jerk. There’s a lot of information that can be interpreted a lot of different ways and the pictures and if you happen to be an engineer then that would explain it all because I’ve never met an engineer who didn’t think he knew it all and could do it all without blueprints or precise instructions yet they screw up everything they touch because they refuse listen to someone whose education is experience. Is that you, or are you just a total and complete inconsiderate dumbass prick?

    • Maybe if you had X and Y chromosomes it would help you to try new things without a 99 page instruction manual. Two X chromosomes is a recipe for a trainwreck.

      • Lynn,

        XY has answered your question. I should apologize for him. He is a complete inconsiderate dumbass prick.

        There really are not many dumbasses as dumbass as our friend XY here.

        A picture may well be worth a thousand words, but that doesn’t mean that the pictures “speak” all the words that are needed.

        I’m sitting here with an X and a Y chromosome (just two, thanks) and I’m embarrassed to have Mr. XY in the same group as me. He should go to his room with his magazines and quietly entertain himself.

  • Darleen on said:

    I looked at the pics myself and wondered what is this it looks store-bought to me didn’t look handmade so I’m a little confused especially with the smoker part at the bottom with a cord hooked up to the bottom of it…….It would probably be easier just to go and buy one already made or buy a kit if one exists!

  • colleen on said:

    What about the lead in the clay pots? Is this true? Can you tell me if these are food grade or planter pots.

    Thanks!

  • If your really that into doing things the cheapest way this is not it unless you already have these items laying around. If you had to go buy all of these things it would cost more than buying a smoker at your local WalMart. Dont get me wrong I love that people like to be so inventive and their have been some great ideas out there but ….I dont think this one is practical. Most clay pots are not made to withstand that kind of consistent heat.

  • Perry Henderson on said:

    If you can’t figure out how to build this without detailed instructions then maybe you shouldn’t be allowed to play with matches needed to light the fire. Just saying.

  • One major consideration would be to use a 3 wired extension cord instead of the one shown in the photograph. Those flimsy 2 wired cords can overheat, melt or short out.

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