IamMadMan, I was looking at an offset vertical for smoking (the Dyna-Glo) because the way an offset is designed appears that it would be easier to start and the vertical portion would meet all my smoking needs. I will be doing it for family and friends, but also for my Soldiers (so need to be able to do a good amount at a time for them, a couple butts and racks of ribs). I can't make as much as I want right now due to the space constraints from the Big Easy. Also trying to find a Bandera with how little is out there on the Dyna-Glo (only thing I heard is that it is not reliable with temps and getting to 250).
Brinkmann Vertical Trailmaster and a Char-Broil Big Easy. Loving life, and living the dream!