OK,I need a bigger smoker to do keilbasa and jerky. The UDS is great for 25 lbs but at the rate I'm going I am going to do an average of 50 lbs at a time. Just in the planning stages now. I have an extra Cabelas 1500 watt element and would like to use that. I'm not sure how big of a cabinet it will heat. The highest I would ever need to get the cabinet to is roughly 180 degrees. Rough height will be six feet. I plan on making the outside of cabinet with plywood, then blue foam insulation board, and the interior will be covered with aluminum sheeting. I guess the real question is will the 1500 watts be enough for a cabinet 6 ft tall, 30 inches wide and 30 inches deep. I will never use this smoker for anything else but keilbasa and jerky. I'll fire up the UDS for everything else. I will also be using my Auberins controller to control the temps. If anyone has any input or advise,please speak up. There are no bad ideas! Thanks, Jeff.