As I posted in my intro - I have been using a Brinkmann Smoke n Pit for about 5 years. The elements got the best of it and a leg rusted off. Time for a new one... I'm torn on some decisions with a new smoker after reading reviews and seeing some recommended modifications on barrel smokers. I was wondering if I could get some opinions on the best direction to go with the least amount of mods. Price is a factor too. I have it down to 4 - Brinkmann Trail Master LE Oklahoma Joe Longhorn Horizon 16 Classic And the Vision Classic Kamado I did not do any mods to my Smoke n Pit, so it burned through fuel quickly and didn't hold heat. When I tried Beer Can chicken there wasn't enough room to stand them up - so I couldn't do it. Space to do this or a turkey would be nice. This is why I have my eye on the Kamado - Sam's Club has them. But I really like the look and versatility of the offset barrels. Not sure I get some of the mods though. Any opinions on a good direction? Does the Oklahoma Joe really need the mods? How is it compared to the Brinkmann in thickness? I don't think there is comparison to the Horizon - that one is solid. The Kamado seems to need the less mods and has some room in the lid to do what I want. Just having a hard time deciding...open to suggestions!