I'm looking to start smoking my own meats. I live in Chicago in a twelve unit condo. I have a porch out back with electricity. I'm trying to determine the best smoker for a smaller area that won't be a nuisance to my neighbors. I don't know where to start.
Are electric smokers "evil"? Do they go against the ethos of smoking? Do they consistently render a sub-standard product? With my set up, I have to make space a consideration, but don't want to sacrifice size to the point where I can't smoke a decent sized brisket. Plus, since I'm a newb, I need it to be as user-friendly as possible. I can do propane if necessary, but electric would be more convenient.
Please help. Thanks.