Hi everybody, I have no experience in Smoking, other than watching my buddy. I was going to get a smokin-it #2, then found this food transfer cart from a recently shut down prison. It was $120, but cost me $200 to go and get it (Had to take a ferry to Vancouver Island). I am going to go electric on it, my buddy has a stove that he is getting rid of. I will be using the bottom element and original temperature control for now, will get a pid and ssr combo in the future. I am pretty good with electronics and control applications. I have a meat grinder and sausage stuffer, will be trying pretty much everything.