Howdy from East Texas!
I've recently moved back to TX after 25 years (thank god) and left my rusted out gas grill in California. This leaves me with an equipment dilemma.
I have plenty of wild game on my place and would like to smoke jerky and large cuts of wild hogs and deer. I'd also like to be able to grill steaks. Grilling steaks will likely be my most common outdoor cooking task and I'm okay using charcoal or gas for that.
Even though I will likely grill more than smoke, I'd like to be able to do both. Is there a good compromise? Based on the reviews that I've read so far it seems like you really need two separate cookers. Best I can tell the the WSM is a great choice for the new guy who wants to try his hand at smoking but is there a good combo device in the sub $600 range that will do well for both with few mods?