I've my eyes set on a bullet smoker. Not so much because I don't have the space for a side box, but I doubt I'll be smoking more than one large piece of meat at a time. It's more economic than anything.
While looking through my local hardware store's sale page, I see a Brinkmann "Smoke N Grill" for half the price of the Brinkmann Electric version of what seems to be the same product. Please tell me if I'm wrong about the following conclusions.
*The electric is easier to maintain.
*The electric provides the same smokey flavor and can cook meat at the same pace as the wood-burning bullet.
*The electric can achieve lower smoking temperatures than the wood-burning model, thusly allowing one to more effectively smoke fish.
*This must be why the electric is so expensive. Well, that and the element.
So, If I were to purchase a bullet, would the electric be the better choice disregarding all grilling ability of the product? Or, would I be better off just spending more and getting a side-box smoker/grill? Is there a difference in the final product between a side-box and a bullet?
Eh, too many questions. But...this is probably the best place to ask.
Edit: The relatively hands-off feature of the electric would I think be beneficial. Unless, of course, that adversely affects the taste of the product.
Edited by Lyle, 03 June 2004 - 08:10 AM.