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(with stuff you can get from the home improvement store)
I love smoked meat! Any time of the year is a good time for smoked meat.
However, I do not love how expensive smokers are. Luckily, there are tutorials out there that show you how to make a smoker of your own. One of these tutorials is on Makezine, one of my favorite DIY sites.
This design uses a hotplate, flowerpots, a grate and a few other things you probably already have lying around the house. You will have to disassemble the hotplate so the plate can be inside the smoker, with the wiring going outside of the smoker into a control box. This is my favorite part of this smoker, the control box! This way you can control the temperature without messing with the heat source inside of the smoker. There are some great tips on choosing heat-resistant materials for the build, which is important for safety. With this tutorial, you should be smoking in no time!