Propane Smokers

Landman USA 3405BGW 34" Gas One Door Wide Vertical Smoker

Average User Rating:
4.57143/5,
By:
Landmann USA
  • The Smoky Mountain Gas Smoker is made of sturdy steel construction with a full front door to provide easy access to add wood, water or to check on food. It provides 667 square inches of smoking surface with four adjustment levels for the cooking grates. Plus, the Smoky Mountain Gas Smoker makes a great addition to any outdoor gathering with heavy duty handles for easy transport.Smoky Mountain Gas Smoker:Heavy gauge steel cooking cabinet with easy access large front door Cool grip front door wire handle Porcelain coated water pan for easy cleanup Cast iron smoker box 3 cooking grates and 4 adjustment levels Rotary knob ignition Cast brass burner for long life Heavy duty side carrying handles Adjustable damper for ultimate temperature control Total dimensions are 25" x 18" x 43.25" (includes legs and handles) Box only dimensions are 20" x 14" x 34" Wide stance leg design for stability 18,000 BTU Smoky Mountain Gas Smoker has a 667 sq. in. cooking area

Recent User Reviews

  1. boatlesspirate
    5/5,
    "Very Happy So Far"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Ease of Use:
    5/5,
    Heat Control:
    4/5,
    Purchase Date:
    May 21, 2012
    Purchase Price:
    139.00
    Pros - Cost and Size
    Cons - Slight Grease Leaks
    I’ve only used the smoker a few times now, but have been very pleased so far and the cost vs. value cannot be beat. There have been comments on the net that the Walmart version is not the same as comes direct from Landman. Landman said the 3405BGW at Walmart is the EXACT same product they sell. Walmart (and others) buy in bulk and hence the cheaper price. The construction material  is the same as it is the SAME product. The Price was dropped from $159 as Landman is discontinuing the 3405BGW and replacing it with the 3495BGW. The difference is the Walmart version has a smaller smoker box (from what I can tell from the picture). The water pan is the same. I can buy a large cast iron box for $14, and an extra shelf for $15. I can add side vents and a chimney for less than $5. Even adding all that, I still save $130 over the 3495. As far as the drip management goes, every forum I have read states the added side deflectors and drip tray is nice, but can easily be replicated with foil or easy added mods. My neighbor uses foil and it works fine. Lastly, gaining two more inches height  wise would get me an extra shelf and room for two more slabs, but I cannot justify $389 more for the 3695BGW aka Big Block. For that price, I can buy two 34” smokers.

    My first use was to season the smoker. It was mid 80’s and with water in the pan, and the top vent open, I ran between 260 and 275 Mind you, my temps were taken mid box with a Maverick. The door thermometer is 10-25 degrees off at best. I figured adding meat would definitely make a difference, but not enough to get me low 200’s if need be in the summer, so I added a needle valve. This mod cost me less than $8-A brass needle valve, two hose couplings, and two hose clamps. 10 minutes-Done!

    My first real smoke was with three Cornish hens on a 95 degree day. I EASILY kept a 275 temp and TBS the entire time.

    Second smoke was next day with 4 slabs ribs. Two full slabs fit easily on each rack and you can get 8 full slabs flat if you buy an extra rack from Landman. Mind you, the slabs just poke over the rack rails, but who cares, no problem. Although it did take a little playing around, within 15 minutes I had the temp dialed in and running between 225-and 235. I only opened the door once per hour to check my wood chunks. I had planned to buy a bigger pan, but this one so far works fine. Two large chunks gave me just over an hour of smoke which was perfect. My last remnants of TBS died at 2:45, which was fine for my 3-2-1 ribs.

    Only con is grease drips down the legs-not a ton, but enough I either need a mat or put foil inside. No biggie. I have MINIMAL smoke leakage from the door, and when the top vent is wide open, I have almost none. I may add side vents, but so far I have not needed them.
  2. ffemtp51
    4/5,
    "my smoker"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Quality:
    4/5,
    Ease of Use:
    5/5,
    Heat Control:
    3/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Purchase Price:
    129.00
    Pros - easy to use
    Cons - Limited space
    This is my first smoke and I like it so far.  Seams to be easy to use but I am having trouble dialing in the tepm to stay were I want it.  Very happy with it though.
  3. duanes
    5/5,
    "For the money, outstanding"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Quality:
    4/5,
    Ease of Use:
    5/5,
    Heat Control:
    3/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Purchase Price:
    160.00
    Pros - Inexpensive, handles full rack of ribs, stable
    Cons - regulator freezes up in cold weather, needs insulation to control temperature fluctuations, need pan to manage grease
    For the money, great smoker.  Needs modifications (like most steel box smokers) to improve the temperature control (insulation, etc.,.).  The GOSM "Big Block" has the drip pan and lips to manage grease - this unit does not.  Without a pan, grease pools in bottom and runs down legs - you can mitigate this by inexpensive foil pan to catch grease.  You can smoke 6 full racks of ribs flat, 12 with rib racks.  Note: 18,000 BTU brass burner is same as "Big Block."

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  1. jrdr653
    have owned for a year or more and only added a needle valve since temps always got to high. Very happy with it now!!!
  2. s2k9k
    I fixed most of the problem of grease running down the legs by running a bead of high temp RTV silicone around the crack at the bottom where the sides and back meet the bottom. I still get a little out the bottom of the door but I just put a piece of cardboard under the front legs and it keeps it from getting on my patio.