DIY: Turn a discarded cardboard box into a meat smoker

Aug. 11, 2016

Nothing say summer like the intoxicating aroma of smoked meat wafting through the neighborhood.

Nothing say summer like the intoxicating aroma of smoked meat wafting through the neighborhood. But smoking your own meat can be costly, with smokers costing hundreds of dollars. But what if you could make a working smoker out of something as simple as a cardboard box?

According to Popular Mechanics: "Cook With created this minute-long video demonstrating how to make a cold smoker from little more than a cardboard box, a toilet paper roll, and simple tools. You could throw together the $1 DIY Smokehouse in a morning and be smoking meats to perfection by the afternoon."

For the advanced DIYer, check out Cook With's wooden homemade smoker.

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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