As the title says, im in the market for a new smoker. I currently have a MES 40 and am not happy with it. It does make great Q but it's a PITA! Thought getting the AMAZN pellet tray would help but I can't seem to keep the pellets lit and the Q tastes like I baked it.. no smoke. Sooo.. all that said, the wife dropped a bomb on me and gave me a $1,000 budget. I started looking at the Treager pellet smokers but most reviews were not very positive. I've watched reviews on the WSM and I have read nothing but GREAT reviews on them so im leaning toward it. My questions are these. First thing first, what size? Generally when I cook, it is for a small group of people...ie.. 3 to 5 racks of ribs, (2) 9 lb butts or a large packer brisket. Im thinking the 18.5 is too small to do all this but I could be wrong so I figured I would ask the experts. I appreciate any info yall can provide.