I am new to smoking and am trying to determine what smoker to purchase. I have investigated many web sites during the past few weeks; this is what I have thus far. I think I want an offset firebox smoker; not too big, not too small. It should be large enough for 2-3 butts and/or several racks of ribs. I want it to be heavy duty enough to maintain heat and last a while. I have several constraints. Costs: I do not have unlimited funds, but can spend up to $800 or so. I don’t think I can afford a $750 smoker and have it shipped from Texas. Location: I live in a beautiful part of Tennessee with limited shopping. Distances to possible stores in miles; Lowes (30), Home Depot (60), Sams (70), Bass Pro Shop (80), Academy (250). Some of what I have seen thus far on the internet: Char-Griller Smokin Pro, Super Pro, and Outlaw, $200-300 (Lowes, Amazon) New Braunfels 20 inch (Oklahoma Joe) Longhorn, $400 (Academy) Old Country, 16 inch $350, 20 inch $500 (Academy) Horizon 16 inch Classic Backyard Smoker $740 (Bass Pro Shops) What do y’all think? Do I need a 20” or will a 16” meet my needs? What modifications would the Old Country or the Horizon require? Thanks for your advice.