Cheap and easy to build redneck ceramic smoker: This is a slow cooking smoker. The process takes an overnight soak and most of next day cooking but it is cheap and works better than some hundred dollar metal smoker my neighbor got. Inspired by Alton Brown of Good Eats
Cheap redneck ceramic smoker: Hardware - 2 large terra cotta, or earthenware non-lead non-glazed planters, electric hot plate that will fit, standard grill grate that fits inside, and a replacement grill thermometer whose probe fits inside the planter hole while the dial can rest on top, a "garbage" pan without a handle or heavy duty pie pan, wood chips. i bought the planters at the same hardware store as the grate, hot plate and thermometer to make sure they fit together.