So guys I'm a big fan of a Weber kettle but my family of five has outgrown how we use the 22 inch kettle. This 22 inch diameter just doesn't cut it for a family of five and my kids are still small. This grill is about 17 years old and has held up really well to the midwest winters that whole time. Typically we direct grill things - burgers, fish, chicken, kabobs - but I am learning how to smoke and have had some good results. What are my options for moving to a larger surface? I want to stay charcoal / wood fired. 1) Add a second 22 inch kettle for about $100. Easy, cheap, I know how to use it. BUT I will have to maintain two fires almost every time. 2) 26.5 inch kettle. Getting hard to find this size and they base at $300. 45% more surface area than the 22 inch grill. Many reviews point out it uses the same legs as the 22 inch and seems flimsy for it. 3) horizontal barrel with a offset side fire box. This is the unknown. How well do these direct grill? My budget has me at the low end of this scale. Will that just effect the materials and their lifespan or will it effect the usage and heat distribution when smoking? Which way would you guys go if facing this?