I am looking to buy a smoker for making smoked sausage, summer sausage, snack sticks, etc. I am really hung up on what will work best. Other than the obvious differences between electric, propane and charcoal, what seems to work best. I have done a ton of reading and there are several pros and cons to each. Propane and charcoal won't quit if there is a power outage. Charcoal is harder to monitor.....you all know the basics. What brand names and types seems to work best for what I want to use it for. For jerky I use a dehydrator, so that doesn't even concern me. I am not wanting to spend more than $200 to $300 if possible. Please advise.