Hi everyone, I'm a huge BBQ fan and have decided it's time to get serious and start smoking. I'm about to start grad school ($$$) so my budget is pretty low. I'm debating between the $39 ECB from Home Depot or a $50-60 ECB gas smoker (http://www.amazon.com/Brinkmann-Smok...9742601&sr=8-5) I found on craigslist near me. I'll probably do most my smoking on the weekend during football season at first. I am all about the quality of the food on the end so I don't want to sacrifice anything. However, it would be nice to rely on the gas a little bit to help maintain a steady temp when needed. But I want true smoked BBQ which is why the ECB appeals to me. Would my BBQ likely turn out pretty similarly flavored between the two if I used the same wood? Besides your opinion on the two, I have a question about using the LP ECB. Is it possible to add coals to this unit (not in the smoke box, but in place of the lava rocks) and just use the propane to get the fire started or help increase the temp if I need it? I think this is similar to an ECB with an afterburner. Any other advice would be great! Thanks!