I am working on the design of a custom electric smoker. I plan to make it between 4-5 feet long - I know most electric smokers are the vertical ones...any reason why a horizontal build would be a total failure? I have kicked around the idea of having 2 heating elements to evenly spread the heat and I have thought of doing 1 heating element with some sort of heat plate to spread the heat. Has anyone done a build like this that can offer some thoughts?
A little more info: 5 X 2 X 2 is the general idea right now with one grate (also planning to incorporate a rotisserie). Using a side mount smoke generator by smoke daddy and BBQ Guru electronics. Probably going with 12 gauge steel. I will decide on insulation later.