Eight Easy steps to make an effective smoke generator at home. Gather these items: hot plate, round cake pan, pie pan, u-bolt, 4 washers, 4 nuts, and sawdust. Drill holes in the pie pan to vent smoke. Put two holes evenly spaced from the center for the u-bolt. Mount the u-bolt onto the pie pan using the 4 washers and nuts. Set up your hot plate; you will need to adjust the setting to smolder the sawdust, probably high. Place the cake pan on the hot plate. Put about three or four small handfuls of sawdust in the cake pan. Use the u-bolt handle you made and put the pie pan down into the cake pan. Continue smoking as desired. Build your own easy to assemble smoke generator with these steps and enjoy the fruits of your craftsmanship.