Today we’d like to present you with our review of the 2 of the smaller BDS models that Big Drum Smokers have to offer. The Midi 1834 holds 6-7lbs. of charcoal and the Mini, the smallest BDS, holds 4-5lbs. Both of these smokers had the same ease of use as the larger units. To increase the temp, remove the intake plugs, and to decrease the temp, you put them back in. For our test cook, both drums were pretty fuel efficient. On the Mini 1427, we were able to fit 2 cornished hens and 1 whole chicken. We also found a cool way to carry it using the handle on the lid. We placed the ring back around the top as shown in the video intro and tightened it a little with the bolt and was able to carry it around with ease. These are mainly for cooking for the family and/or a few friends. When we were done cooking, we plugged in all intake holes and was able to save a great deal of charcoal for our next cook. To see these 2 bad boys in action, check out the video below.