Weekends R for BBQ – Build Yourself a Smoker!

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It’s summer time! Time for fun in the sun and feasting with friends and family. But most importantly it’s time to get your smoked meat on! Just in time for long sunny weekends, enjoying the outdoors and hosting the best backyard BBQ, here’s two ideas for smoked BBQ with style!

SMOKE DADDY

One of our amazing customers designs, builds and sells revolutionary cold smokers that are generating more than appetizing smokey aromas! With a growing fan-base nationwide Smoke Daddy offers a wide range of cold smoke generators, and now grills as well. And, where did Smoke Daddy get his start? Buying his materials right here at Online Metals, of course! This smoking chamber was made from 6061 Round Aluminum Tube from OnlineMetals.com

Smoking chamber made from 6061 Round Aluminum Tube
 

The basic Smoke Daddy components are comprised of 6061 Round Aluminum Bare Tube sized 025″ OD X .065″, which we’re happy to supply! The rest of this tasty invention is a “secret recipe” known only to the Smoke Daddy!

INSIDE COLD SMOKER 6061 ALUMINUM ROUND TUBE

Cold Smoker Inside 6061 Aluminum Tube Round

COLD SMOKER ATTACHMENTS

Cold Smoker Attachments

For tips on how to use the contraption, take a peek at the this How-to video below. Also, for delicious grilling tips and daily recipes, become a Fan and Like them on Facebook.

DIY STEEL DRUM BBQ SMOKER

If you’re feeling up to a challenge you may want to try your hand at putting together a smoker of your own! (And, of course if it all goes haywire you can just get a Smoke Daddy! They also have attachments for Big Green Egg.)

A useful and sturdy piece of equipment can easily be fashioned from a standard 55-gallon drum. You can build your own smoker from a steel drum. This handy how-to from Popular Mechanics provides a step-by-step instruction in how to get this project done in a weekend. Also provided is a parts list with instructions (click each image to see bigger) with everything needed for success. The results are promised to be like barbecue itself, “turning modest ingredients into something truly satisfying.”

Grill Grate Material Tips

If you want to experiment with your grill surface, try working with Stainless Steel Round Hole Perforated Sheet. It provides a sturdy surface and unique industrial look. Shop Online Metals’ selection of perforated and expanded metal sheet. We make it easy to find what you need and have it shipped fast, straight to your door. Plus our price match guarantee means you don’t have to shop around to ensure your getting the best value online for metals and plastics.

MILD STEEL EXPANDED SHEET

STAINLESS STEEL EXPANDED SHEET

STAINLESS STEEL PERFORATED SHEET

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