How to Build A Brick Smoker

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If you are serious about smoked meat, and are looking for a big do it yourself home project you might consider this diy ideas. Having your own smoker in your backyard is a great way to save you a lot of money, and to get that special meat you want and like so much. This isn't a quick and easy DIY idea, this is a project to do that will require quite a bit of patience, but in the end, it will be well worth the efforts. Even though there are a variety of projects involving metal barrels for smokers, this DIY idea uses bricks. There are plenty of things you have to do for this diy idea, so don't think it will be an easy task. For instance, the firebox and the cooking area require prior planning in space. So before you start this diy idea, you want to be sure and make all of the needed measurements. You want to read the full instructions on the site and wrap your head around all that is involved before you start.

Just try and imagine how that gourmet meat will taste right from your own backyard brick smoker. When thinking about getting started, you will want vents on both sides of the firebox for air intake. A good suggestion is to use vented ash dumps for this. The door is off the firebox frame to make it easier to work with. The fire box is started off the top of the base. That way everything is protected by the firebrick. Be sure and read through the entire instructions before you start this do it yourself home project. This is a big diy idea, so when you are done, you are going to want to take full advantage of what it can do. If you can smoke a slab of ribs, you can also cook a whole hog. This is the type of smokehouse that will be the envy of all your friends. You'll want to be sure and have some over for dinner, once the do it yourself home project is complete. You can try putting all of the classics, from brisket to wet and dry ribs to chicken into this smokehouse. The following are just some of the tips that you might want to follow when using your brick smoker.

To start you want to properly prep your food. A good suggestion is slow and steady, that means all day long. If you are going to barbecue, you want to be patient and have fun with it. This is going to take awhile. For starters get the right ribs. Some people will say to get the baby back ribs, and everyone thinks it's the best cut. But in reality, the baby backs are no more tender than spare ribs, and spare ribs have far more flavor. The recommendation is to use spare ribs. Try getting a three-pound St. Louis cut slab of spare ribs. You also want to be sure and get the right wood. Try getting some hickory chunks, they will smolder and are less likely to flare up than wood chips, but if you can't find chunks, then try chips that have been presoaked for at least an hour, they will work just fine. In terms of wood, you should try looking for hickory, cherry, apple, or oak, and stay away from the mesquite, because it has an extremely pungent flavor.

You will find this DIY idea on the Smoking Meat Forums site. On the site, you will find all sorts of discussion boards regarding smokers, DIY ideas, projects to do, do it yourself home projects and more. **

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