Most often, when imagining a grill or smokehouse, a massive metal structure in the form of a large cylinder or rectangle, a brick structure as tall as a person, or something similar appears before the gaze. However, in order to roast a small chicken or smoke it, it is not at all necessary to spend money on purchasing a massive street oven. It is enough to take a large clay pot. Just a few hours of work and the smokehouse will be assembled.
Instead of a pot, you can use a large metal saucepan without handles or a gas can with the top cut off. However, do not use enamelled or painted items..
What materials will be required:
- electric hob (with a power of 1 kW and more);
- clay pot (25–30 cm in diameter);
- a pot tray or other flat pot as a lid;
- round grill grate;
- 5-7 small bricks;
- metal handle;
- oven thermometer with markings up to 220 aboutFROM;
- bolt with a diameter of 10 mm with two washers and two nuts.
From tools you will need: drill, adjustable wrench.
Pot grill scheme: 1 – flower pot for the base; 2 – ceramic lid (pot of shallower depth); 3 – bricks; 4 – electric stove; 5 – metal tray for sawdust; 6 – lattice; 7 – gap in the cover for ventilation; 8 – handle base; 9 – wooden holder
It is enough to place the heating plate with a spiral from the electric stove to the bottom of the pot and lead the wire out through the drain hole or by making an additional one in the wall. A grid is fixed along the upper border of the pot. A pallet or flat pot is used as a lid. It is enough to fix the handle on it, make two holes: one for thermoregulation as an outlet, the second for a thermometer.
The pot should be installed on bricks or a metal stand with a height of at least 5 cm. Actually, this is where the assembly ends. You can start cooking the festive chicken on the brand new grill.
The pictures below show examples of ready-made smokehouses from clay pots for clarity..
Placing cherry chips in a pot on top of the stove can create excellent thick smoke for smoking. Without wood – we get a full-fledged grill that does not require much attention to prepare delicious food.