My husband is in hvac and used to do restaurant equipment. He has all kinds of parts and goodies laying around. He has a control unit from Johnstone that we can use to basically set the uds to whatever temp I want and it will keep it there within 3 degrees on either side. I know this has totally been done before. What I'm wondering is, does it sound dumb or is it possible to set it up to run on solar? One reason I really like the uds is the lack of reliance on grid power or propane. I feel like even if SHTF (pardon my french lol) you still have your smoker lol. I probably sound like a crazy person now :-) on a less crazy note, you could take it to deer camp and still have a fancy fun toy!
Any thoughts about this would be cool. I've learned before I present an idea to hubby, it's better to figure it out first. That way when he disagrees with me, I have some leverage :-)