Hello all! This is my first post on here so be gentle with my rookie questions. My only smoking experience is on my Treager. I would like to get into more of the hobby and like to do venison and the Treager is just not big enough. I have been gifted a smoker which went through a barn fire 7-8 years ago. Since that time it has been sitting in a pasture boneyard of my friends. He mentioned he had this one out back and realizes he will never get around to fixing it back up. I have no idea what brand it is, or what parts still work. There appears to be a digital thermostat on the side which was powered by a 9 volt battery. I know that is shot from the weather. The thermostat on the back turns freely, so it may be salvageable. The gas valve I'm not sure about. I'm a little uneasy using gas for safety reasons, but that can change. I thought of changing it to an electric smoker as well, but I am not sure an electric burner or two will get hot enough to properly smoke the meat. What are your thoughts of leaving it as a gas unit or picking up a couple hotpads and doing just electric. Here are pictures of my new project.