I'd like to spend under $200 to get smoking. I had a Brinkman a while back (was a youngin at that point) and didn't have the patience to keep the charcoal fed every hour. I'm older and more patient now and would probably put up with it but it's gone now. I never used it and my wife sold it in our garage sale last year.
So that brings us to today. All I have left is a smoker box for the gas grill (a Weber Genesis). I'm a minimalist so I wouldn't mind just that box if it worked.... but I find it to not quite give enough smoke flavor and at times too much of the thick blue smoke.
I love smoked chicken (cheap and tastes great) so that's where my goals are currently at with smoking meats. There was a grocery store we used to frequent that had a BIG outdoor smoker that used a real firewood log stuffed in a hole for the smoke and I think propane for the heat. That system made great smoked chicken (IMO). Can I do this at home? I'm not set on any one type of fuel (electric, gas, wood). I have plenty of firewood mostly hickory and oak, so that'd be as fine a heat source as anything.
Thanks in advance for any tips and a direction pointed to get the tools I need!
Something like this is what I'm after: