Hi all! We are looking at getting our first vertical smoker. Right now all we pretty much BBQ is brisket, chicken, ribs and sausage (store bought). My husband is looking at electric smokers, and from reading here it will probably be the Masterbuilt 30", atleast until we see how good we are at it. But then I wonder is electric the best kind of smoker considering what we will be making or would another type be better? I say we are new to smoking but my husband does use pits that have the fire box. After reading here it seems that is also "smoking"??