I've only been smoking for about 6 months now, but I'm falling in love with the hobby. I've had pretty good luck with my Charbroil offset charcoal horizontal smoker, but it is incredibly difficult to maintain a steady temperature and makes for a very trying and full day of babysitting the smoker. No complaints with taste, just the amount of work involved regulating temps. I'm looking at a propane smoker for smaller smokes where I don't want to put as much time into babysitting, and am not sure about what size or brand to get. There are lots of narrow vertical smokers out there for around $100, but is it even possible to put a full rack of ribs on these? I would imagine you'd have to halve the slabs. I like the thoughts of some of the wider vertical smokers, but they do get expensive rather quickly. The plan would be to use the charcoal smoker for get togethers where a lot of meat would be cooked, but the vertical gas smoker might be great for quick smokes for just my wife and I for some chicken or the occasional rack of ribs. I could see propane smokers as easier to get up and running...true??? How expensive should I get for a gas smoker? What width is considered a decent size to get the job done? Thanks!!!