OK, folks, I'm new to this, really got started smoking 4-5 months ago with an MES 40 with mostly hits but a few not so good. I also have in the shed an old Brinkman Smoke'NGrill that I bought at an auction for a buck 5 or 6 years ago and never got around to using. Being new and knowing 'nuthin is it worth cleaning up the Brinkman to use? What's the advantage of using a charcoal smoker verses an electric w/ AMNS? (that should bring the 'use wood only' bunch out) I think this is a cheap unit, seams don't look too tight and might take some work to make it work right. Any thoughts?