My name is Cody Hutchinson, I live in Southwest Wyoming, Lyman to be exact. I grew up hunting, fishing, and eating jerky and summer sausage. My dad got me going on making jerky when I was young using the little chief smoker. I have used it ever since. As I have gained in experience my desire to go bigger has increased. I recently acquired a GE Combination Fridge/Freezer, metal, ancient. It is an upright. I have begun the process of converting it into my new smoker. The question that I have is this: I about baught a burner the other day that had a temp adjustment on it, but it was in the form of a plastic nob on the burner itself. Can this mechanism hold up to the heat of 200 or so for my smoker? I want my burner to sit in the bottom of the fridge. If this will not work, I am in need of advice to find and purchase an electric burner with a temp. variable nob that I put on the outside that would heat a fridge to a consistent 200 or so. I have looked at Cabelas converter, but it does not have the adjustment for temp. Is there one that fits my needs? Or, do I just need to buy the one from Cabelas? Is one enough (1500 burner) to heat my fridge consistently? Thanks for your help in advance. I was so excited to find this forum for smoking. Like I said my experience is limited to jerky, but have ambitions to get crazy with all the other finger lickin good stuff you can do with smoking. I would like to make this fridge be my ticket to that place.