Originally Posted by Bloom
If you want to have a little fun, have the time and want to end up with a finer smoker, get a sheet of 1/2 or 3/4 " plywood, build a box and line it with thin sheet metal, add a $15.00 hot plate, 4 oven racks from the local thrift shop and you are good to go.
I recently found a stainless food service cart that i made into a smoker. Total cost: $15.00 for the hotplate, an old Penn reel that i traded for the cart and $12.00 for some wheels. I did buy some pipe and cut a hole in the side so i could do some cold smoking.
The big box thing works great, just remember to always use stainless racks.