Hello all,

Let's say I've been grilling <gasp> for close to 50 years now and I'm starting to get the hang of it (LOL).

Been smoking for about 10. Started with a single-wall, wood fired, steel rectangular upright. Liked the results but always found it hard to keep the temp steady. Finally it rusted thru, so I got a Masterbilt electric, digital type. I'm having good results with it, but it's not stainless and a lot of the inner case is rusting... So I'm wondering if it's time for a new one.

BUT, do I go electric or pellet? Vertical or horizontal? Most of the time I'll smoke a brisket (or pork shoulder) and 3 racks of ribs, which all fit just dandy. But I may need to kick things up a notch so I was considering "upgrading" to pellet?

According to what I've read, there's only so much smoke a meat can absorb. Will I get more smoke into the meat with a pellet smoker? Can I grill a steak to M/R and get a little wood/smoke flavor on a pellet machine? Aside from higher cost to purchase and higher cost to operate, what are the other pros and cons of pellet vs. electric?

Thanks so much in advance!

PS - is there a way to search this "channel" in case the topic was already addressed? TIA.