I was in a similar situation and started looking at different pits. The Pitmaker Safe was one of my first options. After doing more research on smokers I decided to go with the Assassin Smoker. It is a gravity fed smoker that has a large capacity and it has a Guru included in the price. You will find it similar to smoking on the BGE. They are very compatible and compliment each other. I've only had my Assassin for a few weeks but I am impressed by it.
Assassin Smoker; Large BGE; Char-Broil Gasser; Black Thermapen; Looftlighter; KCBS CBJ