all you Masterbuilt Smokers. FNG here with my used 5 times, so far, Brinkmann. Did a search for others like me and came up pretty dry on posts. Am I alone out here? I`ve got a of question I think y`all could answer, cause I`m thinking many have had one of these in your past, or still have one you just won`t tell anyone about. I found a $5 WOK at the local China Outlet Store(yes, I mean Wal Mart), that I cut the handles off of and am using it to hold my wood. So far it seems to be working pretty darn good. Better than foil packs or those little loaf pans. It`s a good size in width and depth. It holds a fair amount of wood chunks and will go for 2-3 hours of great smoke only a quarter full. Around an 1/16th thick aluminum, with a no stick surface. It does sit right on the element and once it gets hot, it stays hot for quite awhile which I`m thinking is good for maintaining a steady temp. My question is, will this thing do any damage to the heating element? I know the foil packs will melt right onto the element, cause that`s what happened the first time I used it and that just can`t be good.