A little brown egg in Maine: terra cotta smoker


Step 3: Start stacking

Picture of Start stacking
The base will hold the heating element and the chip container, whence the smoke will come. At first I added a rubber washer to the power cord to block the hole, but this was unnecessary, since the hot plate sat right on the bottom of the base pot. Note that, by adding small slits on opposite sides of the inner hole, I was able to work the washer over the power cord plug to fit tightly onto the power cord.
Notice also (or just believe, because it's hard to see in the picture) that I shaved the ears from the power cord plug so that it would fit through the hole in the base pot.

First the burner goes into the base pot, then the chip container on top of that. The food grill will rest on the top of the base pot.