I still can not tell from the post if you want to grill your food or make bbq, there is a huge difference. If you want to smoke get a in direct like the chargriller smokin pro here is a link
I can get 3 briskets on it and I am sure you will not do that on a brinkman. I use mine everyday because I sell BBQ sandwiches. If you want to grill just about anything will work.