I ran across this site in my search for the best way for a beginner to get stated. I've smoked ribs, etc. on my gas grill with indirect heat/chips but want to get more serious about it. My question is should I start with an electric smoker or go with a charcoal/wood chip model? Is the taste that much different? I don't mind "tending" to the fire but would rather start the thing and let it do it's thing! lol. I've looked at both and just can't decide. I like the Brinkman square standup charcoal model but also like the round electric model. The Smokey electric is also one I've looked at. Decisions, decisions.......Any input is appreciated. Thanks.