It has been a very long time since i have been on,like most of you my days are full of things to do. But things are finally slowing down a bit and i get to spend some time doing what i love.....smoking meat!!!!! I have a ecb and a chargriller duo both have alot of mods and have produced very fine bbq [thanks to this site and all the great people on it] enough that when there is a family get together or picnic i am now the cook!!! I really like my smokers it has took some time to learn how to use them,and how they run.BUT the other day my wife asked me if i would like a electric smoker for christmas if it would be alitte easier for me not having to run out to the garage to check temps,charcoal,smoke every 30 min or so. i have a maverick but it really doesnt reach from the garage to the house.I have looked at electrics before just never got one not for any reason really.So i thought why not ask you guys and girls is there any real benifit in a electric vs charcoal? is there a diffrance in flavor? in bark? in ease of cooking? So now the question of what smoker to get my wife told me to pick one out and she would get it for me i was thinking of the mes 40 or a bradley but i am open for suggestions! so please if you have any thoughts i would love to hear what you all think.