Ok so what if you had a completely blank sheet of paper and wanted to design your own smoker, what features would you build into it? I smoke on an Oklahoma Joe horizontal offset, mostly wood, but it also has a propane log starter that comes in handy. But... I am quickly outgrowing the thing and feel I need more space. I will eventually end up building the thing, since I have the equipment and enjoy working with steel. My dream smoker ideas... Vertical design either square or rectangular and maybe 5 or 6 ft tall, and plenty wide with many racks that slide out so they can be re-arranged depending on what's smoking. (would like the ability to smoke at least a dozen racks of ribs at once and not have them stacked up or laying on each other.) Keep the propane, seems to help get things going, also helps in keeping the temp steady. Some kind of firebox on the bottom that would be easy to reload and clean out. With the firebox on the bottom, I will probably have to come up with a baffle of some sorts so Im not "cooking" directly over the fire. Some kind of rack on the exterior that would come in handy for setting trays of meat on. I tried setting them on the patio table, but when I turn my back to load the smoker, the dog is learning to swipe my meat!!! And plenty of temp gauges, not just one. So, chime in with your ideas, lets hear what your dreams are.