Build Your Own Smokehouse for $100

Build Your Own Smokehouse for $100

With a pile of old pallets and some inexpensive materials you can build a smokehouse capable of smoking a whole deer or hog.

There are also multiple racks for trays of meats and sausages, which can  provide a source protein for preppers, campers, hikers, etc. interested in keeping meat without the need of refrigeration.

This video provides good step-by-step instruction on building your own smokehouse for around $100…the cost of just a few pounds of beef jerky in the store!

How to Build A Smokehouse:

  • 20-30 pallets, deconstructed
  • 2 1/2 inch screws *you should choose a good outdoor screw, we used plastic coated decking screws
  • 1 1/4 inch screws
  • aluminum flashing
  • corrugated tin for roof (4′x3′) *this must be raw metal, not galvanized
  • heavyduty tin foil
  • roll of aluminum screen
  • handle (for door)
  • hinges (3)

Tools You Will Need to Build A Smokehouse:

  • reciprocal saw with bimetal blade (used to take pallets apart)
  • drill gun, preferably a cordless one
  • drill bits 1/8 bit and countersink bit
  • measuring tape
  • metal/tin snips
  • utility knife
  • Skil saw or table saw
  • Staple Gun
  • Safety Glasses
  • Work Gloves

For more intricate instructions see the link below:





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