Hey guys im new here so im not sure how thise works. So i have an old smoker that my dad was going to toss out. I decided to fix it up and try smoking myself. I have only made jerkey, pepperoni, ,summer sausage, and trout. All and all it turned out ok. The problems i have been having is that i can never get enough smoke. I just cant seem to keep the chips smoking they just simply go out. another problem is that the bottom of the smoker is hoter then the top so the meat is not consitant unless you lay it flat. This smoker is also fueled by propane and if a small gust of wind comes up it blows out or the temp drops like crazy. I had an i dea to make an electric smoker from an old stove. The burner out of the oven part of a stove is run off a thermostat and a timer so that way i can set it up turn it on go to bed and wake up to fresh smoked meat!!!! seem like a good idea??? or is it crazy??? and does anyone have any design ideas???? im not sure on how to get the chips to smoke eather?????