Hi. my name is Dan. I am from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada. Just started to do this smoking thing. Only have a little experience, and not very good experience at that. I do not have a store bought smoker. I built one myself. It is made of wood, and yes I know the risks of using such a smoker, so I do tend it well. It is heated by by electricity which also produces my smoke. I have learned after my first attempt that there is a difference in the smoke that is best to use. My smoker is four feet deep, by three feet wide, by eight feet high. It is difficult to keep it heated to temperature because of it's size. If you have any tips or ideas, please let me know. Thanks.