I have been researching for several months now, which smoker to purchase, but due to funds, have yet to purchase one. However, I am very eager to start smoking, so today I took my trusty little "fireball", my charcoal grill, and some aluminum foil and created my own makeshift smoker. I started the fire in my chimney starter and while it was burning, I took some hickory wood chips and placed them in a pouch of aluminum foil, took some more aluminum foil and covered a little over half the cooking grate, then flipped it upside down and with some more foil and made a baffle, essentially creating a firebox. Once my fire was ready, I spread my coals out on one side of my grill and opened my intake baffle a little less than half way. I then placed my pouch of wood chips next to the coals and put on my cooking grate to "close" the box off. The following pictures show "fireball" in action. Later on today, I will post more photos of the end result. Hey, a man on a tight budget has got to do what he can!! Please tell me what you guys think!