Offset smoker cover

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by tlhiv, May 12, 2009.

  1. tlhiv

    tlhiv Smoke Blower

    I have a 20" offset smoker (see attached picture) that I built a few months ago, and I'm trying to locate a high quality grill cover for it. I would like to find something similar to the Brinkmann Smoke N Pit BBQ Grill Cover with the velvet interior lining, but this cover is too short (according to Brinkmann's specifications). My smoker is a total of 5' long (40" smoke chamber and 20" firebox) and of course 20" wide. I've also read some bad reviews regarding the Char-Broil Heavy Duty Smoker Cover.

    Thoughts?
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  2. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Horizon has what looks to be some nice covers.
     
  3. tlhiv

    tlhiv Smoke Blower

    hard to tell from the pics ;)
     
  4. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The last pic looks nice. I know their smokers are of good quality so I would expect the same of their covers.
     
  5. tlhiv

    tlhiv Smoke Blower

    $90 for the marshall ... i'll have to save for that ;)
     
  6. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't bother covering mine.
     
  7. tlhiv

    tlhiv Smoke Blower

    well i worked for months on building this thing, so i have to do something. i have a cheap tarpolian covering it now, but it's already torn a couple of times.
     
  8. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I had an ol boy that was in the business of selling outdoor cookware tell me covers do more harm than they do good. He went on to tell me that what they will do is trap moisture and cause a unit to rust faster than they would just sitting uncovered.

    This is the reason for me not covering my Horizon 20" RD special.
     
  9. tlhiv

    tlhiv Smoke Blower

    i assume you keep it well painted then?
     
  10. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's only a few weeks old but I will repaint when needed. From all I have read the fire box is what needs a bit of extra attention and some paint from time to time. Some also spay the outside of the fire box with Pam or something similar as a rust preventative, I do plan to do this. My gas grill has a few years on it and I don't cover it either and so far no paint job needed.
     

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