My grill died recently, and I'm looking to replace it. At my lake house, I have a grill and a Masterbuilt electric smoker. I haven't been terribly happy with the Masterbuilt. Twice, it's died right as I was about to start my smoking. They replace the parts, but it still screws up the plans. As well, when it's working, I find it gives a very inconsistent smoke. The backup plan has been to put it all on the grill which has a smoke box, but it doesn't really put out a lot of smoke. It gets too hot, not evenly, and ends up not coming out so good.
Is there anything that works as a good grill, but would also operate as a good smoker when I chose to use it that way? I put this in general, because I'm not sure if I'm looking for propane, pellet, or what. I've heard pellet smokers are the best, but really don't know if what I'm looking for exists.
I'm looking to primarily smoke ribs and brisket, but my wife wants a regular grill. Any suggestions would be appreciated.