Hi all! I apologize if this topic is scattered through the forums, but wanted my own thread. I bought a MES 30 a couple months back and I have been producing some amazing food with it. However, I'm to the point already where I would like to add something more to my arsenal. I love the electric smoker, it does a great job, but I would like to produce some food from a real fire and get that true charcoal BBQ flavor. I'm not to the point where I'll drop thousands on equipment, but am willing to pay for some quality. If I was going to be in the $250 to $400 price range, what would be a good choice? I was looking at vertical and horizontal side box smokers, so any suggestions for either type would be appreciated!