While we are on smokers and BTW @porkchop that looks fantastic, I have a question about ours. It's a Brinkman stainless steel bullet shaped smoker. Kind of looks like R2D2. It was originally designed as a charcoal but only seemed to have two speeds. Burnt and raw. The problem was the small door in the side did not allow you to add charcoal all the way around inside or remove it and no vents.
I was told early on we would be converting it to electric and Brinkman had a kit. On calm warm days it takes like 12 hours to do decent size ribs. On cold or windy days, forget it or finish them in the oven or on the grill.
It looks to me like the metal plate in the bottom that the heating element sits on could be larger. There is gap between it and the side of the smoker of about 3/4" (guessing without going out to measure) all the way around. I was thinking of trying stuffing aluminum foil almost all the way around the gap to gain some heat. The lid fits not very tight but I haven't come up with a solution for that. The temp gauge is a cheap "warm-ideal-hot" dial so another upgrade will be drilling a hole in the lid to add a real thermometer.
My wife picked the smoker as a service anniversary award at work so the cost was zero. Gotta lover her for not selecting some frilly gift over that.