Well I finally got my electric smoker built. The camera isn't behaving so pics can wait. My smoker uses a 2100 watt stovetop element, and I use a regular oven thermostat with it. Question is: The smoker is doing a lot of sizzling, and it looks like all the grease hitting the bottom of the smoker is burning up. There is a lot of grease smoke. Is this bad... will the chicken taste funny? The element is 4" off the bottom, and has a chip tray on top of it. I know pics are helpful, but I can't take them today.