Thinking about my next smoker and I'm intrigued with the Brinkmann heavy-gauge Vertical Trailmaster?. I love my ECB but I need more cooking space! Anyone use this model or one like it?
Just remember that you can only smoke a piece of meat that'll fit onto one of the racks. A large brisket probably wouldn't fit in there. That's why I got the horizontal cook chamber.
I know this post goes back a couple of months, but did you ever get this smoker? I'm looking at the same one. I'm not too concerned about the size of the cooking grates, as it's just my wife and son and I don't see us needing more space than this. I don't have a problem trimming ribs or cutting the racks in half, so for me I'm thinking the benefits of the vertical chamber outweigh the disadvantage of size.