I ended up getting that Brinkman and did about $100 worth of mods to it (wrap in insulated blanket, door latches, filling in gaps with silicone, 2x thermocouples, rib stands). I was able to fit 3 full baby back racks on each level of the vertical smoker. There are 5 levels so thats 15 racks of ribs. I had two thermocouples fixed at the bottom level and the top level so I could see the temp dist in the cook chamber. You NEED to use rib stands in order to get an even temp dist top to bottom. Laying the ribs flat blocks the convection too much and I was seeing 70+ deg difference from top to bottom. I was also using the water pan door to regulate air flow along with the chimney. With those mods and a little practice to get the temps right, that thing cooked like a champ. For around $400 you can put out 15 racks of baby backs in one batch, thats not bad.