I have owned this smoker for a year. I have cooked tons of meat on it. I cooked turkeys, chickens, ribs, briskets, sausage, fish, steaks, corn and more. This was my first wood burner so I had a little learning curve about how to smoke but since I got it figured out I consistently make great BBQ and everyone loves coming over to eat. The capacity is awesome.
This smoker holds heat great, I can usually smoke a brisket for 15 hours without having to reload the firebox.
Only reason for the 4 star
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is I would rather them have left the top opening on the firebox off. It leaks quite a bit of smoke / heat. It is nice to be able to fire grill steaks but I think I may have a top welded on soon.
Initial Review when Smoker received
I just received my All American on 9/30/2014. Other than a few scratches, the appearance looked fine. However, I had to buy thermometers for the cooking chambers ( for a 1,500.00 smoker ? ). I went to Academy with the plugs out of the chambers, matched up to the 13/16 Old Country BBQ Thermometers ( 24.99 ea ? ) and came back home to install. After two hours, and a lot of WD40 and wrestling with it, I got the Main Chamber Thermometer installed. I have trying off and on for 3 days to get the
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horizontal chamber thermometer installed, with no success. The hole is not symmetrical, and there is something wrong with the threads. No excuse for this. As of now, since I haven't even seasoned the smoker yet, I cannot give it a fair rating, but the condition on receipt is not acceptable.