Originally Posted by Fwismoker
You'll want at least two size cookers for yourself ...the smaller and the larger. Smaller = better fuel efficiency for those smaller cooks vs the 55 gallon.
Build them either a 30 or 55 brand new?
I'm building me a 55 stainless. That'll do along with the mini. The mini will be for almost everything all the time (2 people here).. whatever wont' fit in the mini that's when I'll use the big guy (which won't be often). E.g. for turkey, brisket packer or full racks of ribs.
30 gallon is perfect for my brother because they can cook everything for their family with just it. They'll save some fuel vs. the 55 gallon, and the mini is just too small for them most of the time.