Anyone who says that you can’t make great bbq in a gas smoker doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Here is a link to a site for users of the Great Outdoors Smokey Mountain smoker.
The company has changed hands, but the smokers are still being made and can be purchased at Walmart, Sam’s, Loews, and (possibly) other places. You might have to look around a bit. Some buyers have resorted to purchasing online and paying shipping charges to get their hands on on one. I’ve been using mine for over a year and have turned out ribs, pulled pork, brisket, etc. that has been declared "way better" than any of the Q-chains around here such as Sonny’s, Woody’s, or Smokey Bones. I’m not saying that it’s as good as it gets, but it is damned good. A big plus is that you don’t have to tend it like a mother hen as it will hold temps within a few degrees for as long as the propane holds out. jmho, pb