Over the past few months I have gotten the itch to buy myself a smoker since we just moved to a new house. After reading Aaron Franklin’s book I really got excited about the romance of smoking with wood only and not using alternative sources such as coal or propane. That being said, after reading about a few newbie smokers, the WSM kept popping up as the most recommended smoker for a decent price. It seems like all of the good offset smokers are way out of my price range (the offset is what I really really wanted - but I was willing to compromise with a charcoal/wood). Well come Christmas time and my parents purchased me the dual fuel masterbuilt smoker. I’m debating on taking it back and using the proceeds for the WSM. Can I get a little bit of advice on whether to do this or not. After looking at the masterbuilt dual fuel smoker, the door design, rack design, handles, etc. look great (better than the WSM), but I can’t get over the fact that I might be using propane to cook meat. Are my concerns valid? My goal is to learn to smoke meats using wood only in the long term.