well it seems the time is coming for my first smoker, it was suggested as a Christmas present and the more I think about it the more I like the idea, in fact if for some reason I do not get one for Christmas I will probably buy one anyway. anyway I really didnt know where to put this, as there is no forum for general smokers, if I missed it sorry. so here is the question. what would be a good smoker for a beginner with a budget of up to 200 dollars. whats the best to use, id like to use wood, but im not sure it will be possible all the time. charcoal seems good too. what about propane?? thanks.