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Vertical Charcoal Smokers item created by bmudd14474, May 3, 2017
Pros - Love the offset firebox, the vertical heat flow, and the versatility of the multiple shelves.
Cons - Not made of the best materials.
I love the offset/vertical format! This smoker holds temperature very steadily and continually turns out quality results.
Would definitely buy it again and would also recommend folks on a budget consider it.
Because it is my first smoker, I didn't want to spend a lot. I can say I am very happy with my choice. I've made several mods which can be found here:
Pros - Cost, Construction
Cons - no wheels, air control
The smoker came packaged very nicely and easy to assemble. The construction of it is pretty solid. I have used it twice so far and both times the smoker itself was good. I did put on a gasket around the main door to keep smoke from leaking out. Little leaks here and there but nothing too overwhelming. holding temp is pretty good not all up and down with cheaper smokers. It is a cheap mid range option for beginners who dont want to waist there time with a cheapo setup, I do have to say the air flow controls are not not 100%, there is no complete closed setting on either end, and the main chamber could have flare ups with the firebox basket close to the opening. Overall a great beginner smoker to perfect your technique on.
Pros - Cost Good value
Cons - takes a lot of work to keep steady tempatures
This is my second smoker my first one was an inexpensive bullet type smoker. I am still new to smoking and trying to learn.
The smoking cabinet was shipped slightly dented at the door jamb, and there is a bit more smoke that leaks from the sides that I would like.
It is a great size and cooks well I like the indirect heat that keeps the flair ups off the meat.
The basket holds a good deal of charcoal if you fill it up it will get too hot.
to keep consistent temperatures I must put a little in at a time about every 45 minuets. That seems like a lot of babysitting the fire.
I am still learning the art of smoking I am interested in what the seasoned and smoked veterans think.