It will be hard to get the efficiency of the keg with any stick burner. I have a BGE and a stick burner. I use the stick for large cooks and the egg for the small cooks. Both produce great Q however the stick provides NO sleep hours doing long cooks. If I were you I would look into the Stumps, Assassins, Superior Smokers which are gravity fed smokers that require less attending than a stick burner and cooks well and efficient like the Keg....If you like the caveman approach, there is nothing like being tired placing another split in the firebox of a Stick burner. I have found all of them produce good Q with a little tweaking here and there.
LBGE, Lang 60 Delux, Acorn Kamado, HBT smoker, Blackstone Pizza oven & griddle, Cajun Fryer.