Greetings everyone, I just found this web forum while I was looking for information about little chief smokers. Then after pondering through I found that there was a lot of information that was very useful on upcoming cooks. This year I'll be turning 45 and I have but one person to thank and that is my grandfather. When I was just knee high to a grasshopper. I can remember going out in the garage and seeing that little chief smoking away and ever since then I've always wanted one of my own and to this day I somehow managed to own 3 smokers. Today I took my grandfather is old little chief and brought it up to the 2014 specs of having a hot plate instead of that underpowered 250 watt element. I think he would be tickled to see that thing running now. Thank you and keep up the good work on the forum. Best regards Tim.