MAKE Flickr photo pool member MattGrommes made a $16 DIY meat smoker – “The hotplate sits on the bottom, with the cast-iron pan on top. The grill grate then goes in to hold the food. The grate is smaller than the can so I added some bolts to rest it on. Pretty soon I’m going to cut a door in the side to add more woodchips and adjust the temperature of the hotplate. Total cost: $16 for the trashcan. Everything else I had laying around.. Idea taken from the recent issue of ReadyMade magazine, with a few improvements. “ – Link.