Yeah exactly as said about, there will not be a big difference as far as smoke density, but the smaller will be easier to clean. Dunkel that is a very smart solution you have there my friend. I am actually having the same problem with my Syrian that is 26". The cleaning brushes are not long enough to go through, so I have to clean one end and then flip it and clean the other. Your solution sounds pretty good. Maybe I'll try this out!