How to make a smokehouse from a washing machine

If you like smoking, but there is no extra money for a good professional smoker, but there is an old washing machine - you can combine business with pleasure.

From the washing machine you will get an excellent smokehouse. And you can do it yourself.

Content of the material:

  • 1Smokehouse with own hands
    • 1.1Tool
    • 1.2From what you can make a smokehouse
  • 2Redesign of a vertical washing machine
  • 3Remaking of a horizontal washing machine

Smokehouse with own hands

If you decide that your smoker will be made from an old washing machine, you need to prepare a tool, read the instructions and act.

Do you want to do everything yourself? Dare!


What tools will be included in the kit, depends on the design of the future smokehouse and on what washing machine you take as a basis. In general, you will need:

  • electric welding machine;
  • a hammer;
  • plus and minus screwdrivers;
  • Angle grinder (Bulgarian);
  • drill or electric drill;
  • roulette.

The first thing you need from consumables is an old washing machine: Soviet or modern, but vertical. Also the old AGA of the horizontal type is suitable.

From what you can make a smokehouse

  1. If your choice fell on the Soviet car "Oka then you can make a smokehouse from two elements: from the tank and the lid.
  2. If the usual horizontal SMA is taken as a basis, then only the drum is used.
  3. If you are going to do an electric smokehouse, then you need to buy a heater with a power of 1000 watts.

And one more important point - grill for grilling, on which you will smoke food.

Important! The power of the heater is important for the electrical version. If it is below 1 kW, the sawdust will simply smolder, which means that the fish or meat will not be smoked.

Redesign of a vertical washing machine

If you want to save on electricity and do not fool with the purchase of TEN, make a choice in favor of a wood burning option. It is made from a tank of the machine with vertical loading "Oka". The tank is ideal for these purposes, since it is made of high-quality stainless steel. It will not burn for a couple of months, and will last long.

Do this:

  • Turn the machine upside down to the top.
  • Remove the engine and other parts that interfere with operation.
  • Remove from the pallet all parts of rubber and plastic, which can heat up and smoke from the fire. This will prevent spoilage of products.
  • Arming with an electric welding machine and brew all the holes that you find on the bottom.

Important! To close the opening from the activator, make a patch, previously cutting it from a sheet of stainless steel. Cook.

  • Cut out a hole in the wall of the case - it can be square, rectangular or semicircular - if desired. In this way you will make a firebox, in which you will lay firewood.
  • Next, look into the tank: there, at a distance of about half a meter from the bottom, there must be fastenings on which the grill grill will be held. Make your future smoking smoke functional and with the help of welding add fixings to 15-20 centimeters above the first level - so you can adjust the degree of smoking or load twice as much products.

How to smoke:

  • Dilute the fire on the ground, pour dry sawdust on the bottom of the former machine.

Important! Avoid resinous tree species - give preference to fruit varieties.

  • Arrange the grill grilles.
  • Lay the food on the grilles.
  • Cover the tank with a clean cotton cloth.
  • Top up the factory cover.
  • As a final chord, you will need to put a ready-made smokehouse on a flaming fire.

This design has a couple of drawbacks:

  1. It is necessary to maintain a fire - it can quickly go out.
  2. It must be ensured that the fireplace does not burn too much; the heat should be in moderation - not a little, not a lot.

Important! Using smoke and working with an open fire, observe safety precautions.

Not everyone will be comfortable with the device, from which you can not go and a couple of steps. Therefore, you can improve the design. For this:

  • Take a large heater - a round spiral with a power of 1000 watts.
  • It must be fixed at the bottom of the tank.

Important! In the case of an electrical version, the furnace will not be needed - do not cut out the hole.

  • Connect the power cord and output it.

To make such a smokehouse, you need to fill the bottom with sawdust, install a grate and lay out the products for smoking. Cover the machine with a cloth and cover, turn it on.

When the spiral is heated to the maximum, the process of smoldering sawdust will begin - and the products will begin to smell. Home craftsmen are also advised to wrap the machine in a non-combustible piece of insulation to minimize heat loss, and it will be faster to warm up the heater.

Remaking of a horizontal washing machine

Thinking about what you can make a smokehouse, pay attention to the machines with a horizontal load. True, the smokehouse is mounted not from the hull, but from the drum.

To make a compact but full-fledged smokehouse, act like this:

  • Remove excess parts from the drum.
  • Find a pan that would not be pitiful, the diameter of which is the same as the diameter of the drum.
  • Bulgarian down the bottom of the saucepan, set it aside.

Attention! You can cut the drum from the front to expand it.

  • Place the drum so that the hatch is on top. You need to brew its bottom and seal the holes.

Important! To close the holes on the sides, wrap the smokehouse in a non-flammable thermal insulation.

  • Place the drum on the pan and cook them together.
  • Inside the bottom install the heater.
  • Now it remains only to provide fasteners on which the lattices will be located.
  • Do not forget to provide a cover for the mini-smoking.

The unit works in the same way as the previous one:

  1. Fill the bottom of the drum with sawdust of fruit trees.
  2. Install the grilles (round).
  3. Lay the food.
  4. Cover the drum with a cloth and lid.
  5. Connect to the network.
  6. Wait until the sawdust is covered with smoke - from this moment the smoking process can be considered running.

Attention! If you need a large smokehouse, you can make it from two tanks, pre-welded them together.

Now you know how to make a smokehouse, not only from a Soviet round washing machine, but also from a modern one. A video will help you not to be mistaken in the design:


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