Dyna -Glo vertical smoker vs Weber WSM

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by carlo olivares, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. Hi Guys,
    I've been reading about the Dyna Glo vertical offset smoker and have been thinking of getting one. I am curious if anyone here owns a Dyna- Glo and also a WSM? How do you find the dyna-glo as compared to the wsm?

    i know they are different with their own pros and cons (ex: you have easier access to meat on the Dyna-Glo vs trying to access the bottom rack on the WSM).

    The Dyna Glo having 6 rack layers intrigues me; anyone measure how much each varies in terms of temp? is there a big gap between racks? If it is big, i imagine one would probably not smoke on all levels. hoping to use the dyna-glo when cooking for large house parties.

    also based on some youtube pics, the paint on the dyan-glo seems to come off on top of the fire box. is that a common issue?

    how many times do you refill the charcoal basket when cooking brisket? on an 18.5 WSM i might refill my charcoal basket 1x when smoking with lump coal. With briquettes, 1 load can typically go all the way.
  2. bbqwillie

    bbqwillie Smoking Fanatic

    I have a 18.5 WSM that I've been using for about 10 years and I just picked up a Dyna-Glo 47" offset about 45 minutes ago. Needless to say I haven't even gotten it out of the box (actually I haven't even gotten it out of the back of my Jeep yet). I plan to put it together this weekend and get it seasoned. Hopefully I'll get some ribs on it Sunday.

    In all fairness, the first few cooks on it will be a learning experience so I won't be comparing it to my WSM right away. Give me a few months of getting some experience with the Dyna-Glo and I'll be able to give you a comparison.

    Happy Smokin


  3. Looking to hear about your experience with the Dyna Glo!!!

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