Hello again. Smoken meat has really got my attention lately. Before I went out and spent big money on a smoker I wanted to start out small and cheap to see if I was cut out for this. In another thread I asked about modifying a small chest freezer to an electric smoker. The more I looked at it the more I thought what a pain in the a** to modify it. I broke down and bought a Brinkmann charcol smoker for $68 on Amazon. I figured this would be a lot easier to modify. I have a heating element and a good Temperature controller already. I was going to put the element on the floor of the smoker (its one of those 8" round elements from a range). Laying on the element would be my pan that holds the wood chips. The water pan above this I would leave as is. My question is, would this be ok to do it this way, will the box be able to produce enough heat with that pan over the element? Is there any other thing else I should or shouldn't do? Thanks!