OK...I have one of those Dale Jr. NASCAR gas can smokers. We won it from the convenience store a couple of years ago. Haven't ever used it. Thought about selling it, but it's really not worth much...yet. Anyways, I also have one of those extra burner type electric heating elements. Anybody have any suggestions, or objections to using that burner to convert this charcoal smoker into an electric? I know it can be done. I've seen them make a smoker out of a cardboard box on Good Eats. Would the heating element need to be made to be covered with soaked wood chips, or just placed under the pan that holds the chips? It's tall and skinny, so if I were to smoke ribs, they would have to be hung vertically in the smoker. I also thought it would be good for butts, or even jerky. Any suggestions would be appreciated. It's not big, but doesn't really need to be. Just functional. When I get it done, I will post pics.