My name is Bob and I'm located in southeast part of Virginia. I started with a Brinkmann vertical smoker about 20 years ago.Did OK. Never had any complaints except for the one time my mother-in-law called my smoked turkey dry. Don't think I've ever forgiven her for that. The old smoker gave out about 5 or 6 years back and I've been without ever since. I am ready to get a new one. I'm looking at another Brinkmann Gourmet smoker, the Trailmaster offset vertical, or Trailmaster offset horizontal. I think the vertical appeals to me because I'm used to it and it costs under $100. Right now I'm wavering between the other two but leaning towards the offset vertical. If anybody has any advice please share. I do know that whichever I get I'll need to do some mods to it. Hopefully we'll be smoking up the neighborhood before too long.