Mate, do it all the time with my Weber - only thing I use in general.
As suggested, build your main fire and once it's going divvy up the coals to either side of the Weber.
I like to use different woods which I usually soak in water for at least a couple of hours. Hickory is hands down favorite -
This stops the wood bursting into flames once it hits the coals.
Also, make sure the vents are open at the bottom but closed at the top to make lots of smoke - I just finished doing a leg of lamb on the Weber that I smoked. Works even better than a dedicated pellet smoker.
I'm having the same problem! I badly want to build my own smoker, but my main concern is how it would look against my beautiful gazebo. It might look out of place...
I was bored in lockdown, as you all know. Aside from cleaning my entire house, decluttering a TON of stuff, selling no longer used items, I also made an effort to recycle what I had. I made a monster of a smoker (that did not look like it was built using spare parts in my garage, thanks to Forrest paint) with my old drum. It looked something like the 2nd item in here (I'm not good at descriptions sorry) and worked so perfectly! I'm loving the thing so far. Let's see how it will hold up.
We used a homemade smoker for a long time, which by the way was electric and made from parts of an old grill. The body was constructed from a barrel, as is most often done. Recently we decided to purchase a Camp Chef pellet smoker. And you know, the meat turned out amazing! Although we always thought that our homemade smoker made delicious meat and fish. I don't know, maybe this is the advantage of a pellet smoker over electric.. or the quality of professional smokers does matter. Be that as it may, now we only use a new Camp chef, and we can give our homemade smoker to someone as a gift))
Hi Cindy, hope this helps you out,
Hey, Cindy. I would not advise you to go for a diy smoker. Now there are a lot of smokers and grills on the market, as well as 2 in 1 models, which do not cost much money. I would recommend to choose only a charcoal smoker. With it you will feel the real taste of smoked meat and vegetables.