First Smoker I ever built, Seems to work well. The local Maytag store donated an Electric Stove. Tore Down the Stove, re-used the 230 VAC Broiler element (re-mounted vertically and powered by 115 VAC) to maintain the setpoint via a digital controller and an SSR (Solid State Relay) Aw Heck, like any proud Daddy, I have pictures. With one full load of chips, it'll smoke solid for about 4 hours. as the wood runs out, the main element makes up for the lost heat. It's pulls about 6 amps and is VERY well insulated. The temperatue controls are located inside a Hoffman enclosure, and the wood top has several coats of polyurethane. I'm smoking some pork chops and Chickens as I write this and It's snowing outside. This will be it's first foul-weather test. I've got maybe $50 invested in this thing, (Gotta love Ebay) It's cheating like hell, but it's SOOOOOOOOO much easier than stoking that old Bullet!!!!