I bought a 22" Weber Smokey Mountain last year. It's an excellent smoker that does a great job, but it wasn't a well thought out purchase. It's much bigger than my needs 90% of the time. I'm also tired of grilling on gas grills. I am looking into buying a Big Green Egg to have for grilling, and also to use as a smoker when doing smaller cooks like ribs, or a single brisket, pork shoulder etc.
I've read mixed reviews about the BGE as a smoker. I guess my biggest hangup is no direct access to the charcoal chamber once the cook has started to add heat, wood, etc. Although everyone says you don't need to add anything once it gets going. Who's smoking a lot with the BGE and what is your feedback?