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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 ... 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
Bought this over Labor Day Love the smoke/charcoal/gas flexibility. Gas grill works great. Charco could use an adjustable elevation to help adjust cooking temp. Smoker needs a tuning plate option. Temp control from 1 end of the cooking chamber seems pretty drastic Biggest issue was with the length of the gas line. Wouldn't reach the gas bottle with it sitting in the holder. Had to go purchase a 5' hose at Lowes to fix the problem
Purchased 2 from the Palm Bay Store, and couldn't be happier. Heavy all welded construction, After seasoning ( 3 coatings of safflower oil), put them to work the next day. After getting to know the ins and outs of this over and over design, I couldn't live without it now. The briskets, ribs, Boston Butt, came out to perfection. Well worth the money!!!
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 ... 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!!
This is one well made smoker like the thought of a stand up one but never would have guessed I would be this impressed. 1st it built really well it doesn't leak much from the door which is really surprising, 2nd the fire box is big enough and so easy to operate and once again tight seal I didn't even see and smoke come from it
Bought this today got some wood in it and it seasoned perfect at 225-245 with a perfect blue smoke. Looks to hold alot and seemed very well built. Will be adding a few hangers here and there and a handle to wheel onto a trailer but well worth the money.
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!
I got this smoker for Christmas. Looked online at several makes and models of smokers and decided this was the most economical. I have been smoking meat on a Master Forge charcoal grill and, despite reviews complaining of smoke leaking around the lid and poor craftsmanship, I enjoyed smoking indirectly on mine (still have it and use for grilling). The only problem was there wasn't enough room when cooking for a larger crowd, so I was looking for something bigger. My youngest son and I put it ... together in a little less than an hour. This included laying out all the parts, reading over all the instructions first (not very manly, I know), and then stopping for some general father/son talk. One thing I noticed on some older reviews was how people turned the unit upside down as a part of the assembly and the doors fell off. I guess they've added Step 1A because it reads, "Remove the doors..." I used a Craftsman cordless drill with the clutch set on 10 and made fairly quick work out of assembly. After assembly, I seasoned the smoker per the intructions. Because of other reviews I had read, I went ahead and bought an oven thermometer. This particular model had a small wood chip tray. Others beng reviewed showed a round chip PAN. This is where some had placed a round skillet to hold wood chunks (one guy suggested lava rock and placing wood chunks on top). All of this was done to combat flare ups. However, with this model, the chip tray didn't flare up. Smoke lasted about 30-40 minutes and I could easily add chips (Get a pair of heat resistant gloves-- much better for doing this). Unless you remove the water pan, I'm not sure there is enough room to put a skillet in order to use wood chunks. There was some smoke leaking around the door, but it really didn't amount to much. The flow of smoke from the bottom through the top vent was extremely sufficient. I've never cooked with gas before -- grill or smoker, so I wasn't real sure what to expect. The outside temp and wind play a much bigger role in this unit than what I was accustomed to on the charcoal grill/smoker. I was able to put up a small piece of plywood to keep wind from blowing directly into bottom vent. Top temperature I got to was 275 with outside temp at 45+/-. This was fine since I only wanted 225 for smoking Boston butts. I cooked ribs a few days prior with a warmer outside temp (65 +/-) and initially ran the cooker up to 350. When assembled, I could get it up to 400 degrees with outside temp of 75. All that said, the temperature was easy to control and it held steady at 225 and 250 depending on what I needed at the time. You can't put meat in this unit, turn on the burners, and walk away. You'll need to check on it for adding wood chips, checking cooking temps, ...etc. There have been reviews upset about having to tend to this. This is not a commercial smoker. It's a metal box with a door, a window, and a propane burner at the bottom. It is not a commercial cooker. If you don't want to spend some time during the cook, you should probably just go buy your bbq and ribs from your local BBQ restaurant. The is a great smoker for the money!