Ok this plan started with me wanting a cookshack or a smokintex or something in that style. So after pricing them I decided that I could have more fun building one styled after them. I used a cookshack years agao at my father in laws restraunt and this is where I learned to cook BBQ. I have never had a smoker at the house so before I got into a old school smoker I needed to do it set it and forget it style. My plan was to source and electric element of some sort to use as the heat source, a thermostat from and old oven and build the rest. What I had trouble finding was a heating element that would work for my application. This is where the easy smoke came from while helping my daughter with her easy bake oven I thought why not use 500Watt halogen lamps for the heat source. With that thought the build began. I built this first 304 stainless now to build the rest around this.