I have had an electric tube-type smoker for a long time, but with living in a townhouse, every time I start it up, I get complaints from neighbors. So I don't use it unless my neighbors are away. (I have an end unit.) I have a raised deck so the smoker would be about 10 feet from the house.
It puts out a ton of smoke and every time I open it up to refill the bottom tray, even more.
I thought by getting one of the Masterbuilt or CharBroil cabinet type, they would seem to use less wood and hold the smoke in better. Which would result in my neighbors complaining less, or hopefully not complaining at all.
Asking the minds that know...budget is $400 or so.
1) am I correct in assuming less wood+cabinet = less free smoke to blow about?
2) thoughts on CharBroil vs MasterBuilt vs something else? 30" vs 40"