I just built my first electric smoker and i am excited to start smokin', but i am having issues getting the temperature hot enough. I can't seem to get the temp above 150. My element is 1000w, so it should be getting hotter than that. I heard somewhere that if you use a long extension cord you will wattage, but im not sure if that is true. I am thinking of buying a new hot plate or a element for a smoker,but i thought i would ask and see if anyone had any suggestions. Thanks!