well I was bored this week and I wanted to start smoking some grub.. so I was doing some reading and want to build myself a little smoker.. so I decided to go with the ceramic flower pot smoker. with an electric hot plate a couple of pie tins and grate and a gasket.. should be ready to go. I did a dry run and got nice blue smoke for about an hour and got up to 215-225 degrees.. I'm thinking that will work for some smoking... I might need a higher watt hot plate. but let's see what happens.