I've had a BGE for several years and, frankly, I'm not too satisfied with it. The main reason is what I've taken to calling "The BGE taste." This is, basically, that unique BGE "coal smoke flavor" that permeates everything I smoke on the BGE.
Now, I'm fully aware of the need to burn off VOC's before putting on the meat. I usually go through this process although it makes NO sense if I'm smoking something because there's no way to get a full bag of coals hot them cool the grill down to 250ish for smoking.
Maybe it's the cheap brand of coal I use (Royal Oak) since I grab what's available to me locally. Maybe it's my technique. Maybe it's just the way it's supposed to taste but I don't like that flavor. My neighbor has an SMC and his cooks tastes proper. I was born and raised in NC so I know what proper tastes like.
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I always use a BBQ Guru because it can get windy where I live
I use a chunk of hickory, cherry or apple for flavor