Outside Cooking: Build a Smoker

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In the spirit of our post about building a grill from a flowerpot, here's a couple links to resources for smoking food at home. Incidentally, on the Chowhound discussion of our terra cotta grill, they caution that this should be used more for low-heat grilling and smoking. FYI.

If you've got some time on your hands and want to really thoroughly smoke some meat, as opposed to grilling it, there's plenty of options available to you. We like this one - instructions on building a smoker out of a trashcan. You can also smoke smaller things like quail on the stovetop. Anyone like to smoke their food? What do you use to do it? And check out this pic of a serious backyard setup...

(Image credit: The Smoker King)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.