Decided a few weeks ago to get a smoker and have been on this site looking for suggestions. I like the idea of charcoal and sticks but feel it's time to go electric for some convenience and being able to use it more. Been looking at the Masterbuilt 40 but have a friend that loves the bradley. I have already bought the a-maz-n pellet smoker and perfect mix pellets on Amazon. I like the looks of the 2.5 generation of master built. Any advice is appreciated. Greetings from the great state of Texas!!