OK, I have been absent from the smoke world for a while. I went crazy smoking lots of stuff when I got my first MES then it went belly up. I have been smokeless since. That is up until a short time ago. My wife just bought me a new MES and I will be back to smoking soon and posting my Qview.
Now here's the deal. I am moving on from the electric smokers. I have the tank purchased, and I had some initial designs drawn up for a reverse flow using suggestions and ideas from users here. The question I have is why go the wood / charcoal route? Wouldn't a propane heated smoker with a smoke generator such as the Amaze n smoker give you just as good results but with a more even cooking temp? My initial design is for a wood burning reverse flow but I am now thinking about a dual chamber propane heated smoker. Basically just running the bottom of the tank with a burner, putting a water/drip pan the tank length above the burner and a box on the end for an Amaze n smoker.
Besides added smoke, what other benefits does cooking with wood offer that I couldn't get with propane and a smoke generator?