Here it is with an electric hot plate smoking a few apple wood chips on a cast iron skillet. I'm toying with the idea of making this one run on either charcoal or with an electric element. I'm not sure if I'll be able to reach 225 degrees with this electric hotplate. I'll have to test it again later.
I've started removing the paint and sanding the exterior so I can give it a fresh coat of heat resistant paint. I was going to take another photo, but I ran out of daylight.
Tomorrow I hope to finish sanding and if I'm lucky, I'll get a coat of paint on it..