The Big Green Egg (right side of photo) is an all-ceramic dual-fuel cooker that is a charcoal grill, oven, and smoker all in one. It's a 2,000-year-old style of cooking, says Debra Xedus, and it can be used for baking as well as grilling. Because the cooking process is slower than the TEC or traditional gas grills, she uses it on leisurely paced evenings.
8 Easy Tips to Smoking Meat Like a Pro - The first step to bringing out the robust flavor of ribs, brisket and other meats is selecting the best meat smoker and deciding which fuel option — charcoal, electric or gas – works best for you. Smokers are fueled by propane gas, electricity or traditional charcoal briquettes. The fuel in turn heats wood that generates smoke. http://www.odumagazine.com/8-easy-tips-to-smoking-meat-like-a-pro/