When I checked the Amazing Ribs website, one of the moderators said that you should avoid the offset smokers (charcoal grills with smoker boxes) like the Brinkmann Pitmaster, Brinkmann Smoke'N Pit Professional (a.k.a. SNPP), Char-Broil Silver Smoker, Char-Broil American Gourmet, and especially the Char-Griller Smokin Pro. He did recommend the Brinkmann Trailmaster with a vertical meat chamber but I can't find one in my area. He recommended ones like Horizon and Lang, and they are right now more than what I can afford. I was wondering if I should just fool with these brands, just get their grills and ignore the smoker boxes, or bite the bullet.