I was given a Sportsman Elite 30" electric smoker for my birthday last week. I've never owned a smoker, so while I was looking over the instructions and some included recipes, I noticed the following: only use outdoors, do not use within 10 feet of anything flammable, and don't use in the rain.
With some of these recipes indicating a 12hr cook time, there sure is no way to predict a whole day when it isn't going to rain.
I am considering building a little "shack" to put this thing in... just a little something with a roof to protect the electronic doodads incase it does rain.
Any thoughts or advice? How are these things used "in the real world"?