This was the heaviest grill/smoker could find. Overall assembly was ok. Missing some washers but no big deal. Did some additional welding to strengthen and cover poor spot welds. Lids don't fit tight so plan on building gaskets for smoker. I put some gasket on the firebox split. Smoked a brisket and temps were a little challenging. Opening into cooking chamber allows to much heat on left side of brisket but put bricks in the opening to baffle the flame. Overall happy with the grill. Guy at
... read more academy was awsome and gave a nice discount over some product finish issues that were not that big of a deal. Looking for a custom fit cover. Char broil should make a custom like they do for their smokers
2 years ago
Great grill and smoker
This grill and smoker works great. First time out smoking with charcoal I did a butt and 5 slaps of baby back ribs. Temperature was easy to hold and the charcoal lasted a long time. Can't wait to do a brisket.
I purchased this smoker after doing my homework for a couple of months and I made the right choice. It is a very heavy smoker which is good for smoking because it will hold heat better then lighter models. I also love the fact that I can take a rack out and put in in the firebox and also use it as a grill. Last weekend I was smoking butts and ribs and at the same time grilled steaks and wings on the same rig. I would recommend this product to anyone that is tired of cheaper smoker that rust out
... read more and doesn't hold heat well. Great product! And also great customer service at my local Academy helping me getting it loaded up! Thank you!!
2 years ago
I have used a New Braunsfels smoker for years and just burned it out. For Fathers Day my family got me an Old Country over an under. It heats up evenly, no hot spots that I found. The heat is easy to maintain. I cooked baby back ribs and beef short ribs with venison sausage and corn. The whole family loved it. The only problem I had was getting the darn stickers off before I seasoned the pit. Old Country needs to switch to a sticker that peels off completely or don't use them. I would urge
... read more anyone looking to get a pit to take a close look at the Over an Under pit , its Awesome
Absolutely love this smoker. Assembly was easy, took about 45 minutes. Listened to the suggestions others had on their reviews like using a larger cast iron pan and using wood chunks instead of chips. Glass on the door a plus to monitor the meat. Temperature gauge fairly accurate. Smoker is so simple to use, monitor, and food turns out great!
Grammy and Gramps
7 months ago
Best present ever
I bought this for a Christmas present and it is the best present and smoke we have ever had. With a large family, this smokes perfectly no matter what is inside, ribs, salmon, cheese, beans, roasts, even hot dogs and sausages. I with there was a way to add chips without burning fingers but otherwise, best smoker, yet!