I am on a tight budget so I bought a Brinkmann Electric Smoker. I hate it. I wish I didn't buy it. The lid doesn't fit tight, at Colorado winter temps it takes forever. What I am wondering is can I take the pan that holds the Lava rocks and heating element, and put charcoal and wood chunks in it instead? I am starting to become a smoking junkie, but I am disappointed in my choice of smokers.