All I think I have killed my smoker, it literally smoked a hole through the side. I know that everyone has their preferences with charcoal, electric, and LP. I am wondering the since mine WAS a charcoal smoker, and I never tried an electric or LP one, what are your preferences and also why do you prefer to use what you use? I need to get a decent smoker in the next 2-3 weeks as I have a party and need to do 2-3 racks of ribs at once. Also where has the best pricing for the smoker of your choice. I do not need to have it local just within 2 days of the party so I can "smoke" it in.