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Learn how to make your own wood burning smoker for your backyard with aForney Easy Weldmachine. For the beginner or novice user, the small size of this smoker is ideal to begin perfecting your smoking skills.


Step by Step Instructions:

1. Clean propane tanks with water and soap to ensure no propane is left inside.

2. With a cutting wheel, cut the tops off two propane tanks and weld them together to make one large tank.

3. Cut out smoke chamber door to desired size on the large tank. On the smaller propane tank (fire box), cut out a door to the desired size.

火箱and Smoke Chamber Placement

4. Next, build the piece to connect the two tanks. Cut two 4″ or 6″ pieces (depending on your desired size) from the 4″ tubing. On one end of each pipe, cut a 45 degree angle. Weld these angles together to create an “L” shape (90 degree angle).

5. On the top of the fire box (small tank) and the bottom of the smoke chamber (large tank), cut a 4″ hole in diameter to weld the “L” shape tubing to. This “L” shape connects the smoke chamber to the fire box and allows the smoke to cook the food.

L Shape Tube Connects Smoke Chamber To Fire Box



Smoke Chamber Front with Thermometer

8. Repeat Step 7 for the fire box as well.

9. Cut out a 6″ round hole in the top of the smoke chamber for the smoke stack.

10. Out of the 6″ tubing, create a smoke stack, 6″-12″ high (depending on desired height). Tack weld this to the smoke chamber and complete with full welds. For added strength, weld the smoke stack on the outside and inside of the propane tank. (Cap pictured is optional, but if you leave your smoker outside it can help protect it from the weather).



12. Tack Weld腿从步骤11到烟室底部,完成完全焊接。

13. Make the support leg from the fire box to the ground by cutting 2″ round tubing to desired size (again, this depends on the height you made the smoke chamber legs; customize to your preferences but ensure the smoker is balanced and square). Remember, include the height of your wheel to the length of the support leg.

Wheel To Leg Attachment

14. Tack weld leg support from Step 13 to fire box, finish with complete welds.

15. Create a shelf in the fire box and smoke chamber with expanded metal and angle iron supports. For the smoke chamber, weld angle iron in large chunks around the inside of the propane tank. Use large chunks instead of small pieces for a sturdier shelf for heavy meat. Cut expanded metal to the diameter of the inner propane tank to rest on top of the angle iron pieces. Don’t tack weld expanded metal to the angle iron because you want to be able to remove the shelves for cleaning. To make the shelves removable, cut the expanded sheet shelf in half (pictured below is additional shelving made to smoke chicken wings and smaller meat, this is optional).




16. Create an air intake in the fire box. Cut out a small square hole in the bottom of the fire box. Cut the metal sheet a little bit larger than the shape of the hole to create a cover. Weld on angle iron as a guide for the cover door so it can easily move back and forth to regulate the air intake to the fire. Weld expanded metal inside the air intake.

Air Intake

17. Weld one latch to the smoke chamber and one latch to the fire box.


Handle Cover

19. Drill a hole the size of the thermometer in the smoke chamber and attach the thermometer. Most BBQ thermometers can bolt on.

Inside The Smoke Chamber Door
bbq thermometer

20. As an additional option, weld on a shelf to the front of the smoke chamber. This shelf can help hold the meat when checking to see if it’s finished or can act as a support. To create this shelf, use angle iron and expanded metal. Weld diagonal supports under the shelf for support.

Optional Shelf
Support for Optional Shelf
Smoker In Use

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