I have finally decided to buy a smoker, and after countless hours researching the Internet, I have only been able to reach 2 conclusions:
1) Charcoal is what the pros use, but I do not have the time, skill, or patience for charcoal
2) Wood pellets seem like a close second, but I don't want to spend $700 for my first smoker
Since I want easy, I am left with either propane or electric, and this is my real dilemma. I have read in some forums, websites, etc, that electrics are fine for fish and cheese, but don't do a good job on meat. On others, I have read that electrics are better than propane and are almost indistinguishable from charcoal, and still others that say there is no difference between propane or electric. I am thoroughly stumped as to which one to choose.
I understand that propane and electric each have their tradeoffs, but which would you recommend considering:
1) I will be smoking only meats (mainly ribs, pulled pork, brisket, birds)
2) My first priority is getting the best taste
(I also live in CT if that factors in at all)
Thanks for your help!