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Bought smoker in November of 2015 and after four months of usage, smoker started experiencing problems starting and shutting off for no apparent reason. Called Masterbuilt to inquire about replacement parts because I thought my warranty had expired. Customer Service indicated that warranty is 1 year instead of the 90 days stated in manual. Masterbuilt shipped me a replacement smoker which I received in less that 3 days after sending them photos showing that existing smoker had been ... decommissioned. Needless to say, I am extremely satisfied with my purchase and the outstanding warranty support received from masterbuilt.
I have an offset smoker also but due to time constants (2 days off per month) I have no time to tend a stick burner and stay caught up with my other chores. I have had my smoker for four years now and love it. I have had excellent results every time.. This smoker makes killer Brisket and Ribs....This smoker alows us to smoke year round with no effort at all
Finally pulled the trigger after using a gas smoker for about 1.5 years. After reading reviews and the advice of my dad, I decided onthe the Old Country Pecos smoker and couldn't be happier. While there is a definitely a learning curve with using an offset smoker, this thing has put a smile on my face all three times I have used it. There are definitely mods that need done such as tuning plates and sealing, but I love this thing already. The only issue I have had is the firebox door didnt ... want to close after my first smoke, but that was nothing a few smacks with the hammer couldn't fix. This bad boy is awesome for the $$ spent!!
When Academy came to town I instantly fell in love with the old country smokers. Are they the absolute best, no, but they're half the price or less than the competition. Great for those who are going to use them often but not all the time. Take good care of a smoker of any price and you should be satisfied. For my proposes roughly 2x -3x a month this is a great value and has been absolutely wonderful. Would buy again and recommend to anyone.
I have owned this smoker for about a month. I had been using a smoker box on my propane grill, but decided I was not getting that great smoke flavor. This smoker is the perfect size, has great features, and easy to use. The remote allows easy monitoring of box temperature, time and meat probe. I would recommend this smoker highly!!!
I have had the smoker for two years. If you live in a cold area it will take a least an hour to reach 225 if the temp. is around 30 degrees. The heating component is fairly cheap and I have no idea how long the smoker will last. The one issue I found is if you let your wood chips in for the whole duration (ie. brisket for 8 hours) even though you add additional chips through the tube, the meat has an acrid flavor from the wood. I found that removing the chips every hour for three hours seems to ... solve the problem. I would recommend purchasing the unit on sale as it is an affordable smoker.
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!!
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 ... anyone looking to get a pit to take a close look at the Over an Under pit , its Awesome
I purchased this smoker and when I received it at my house I saw that the shipping company laid this 500lbs smoker on its side and shoved it in a van! The handles were all smashed in and the smoker was very scratched up. Needless to say I refused to accept the package. I sent it back with the delivery guy and called Academy to get them to ship me another one. Academy said they only could give me a full refund and then once I got the refund I would have to order a new one online. Well, the refund ... took about a month to get into my account. Once I finally got my refund I ordered a new one online. I got my confirmation email and called Academy to tell them to ship the smoker STANDING UP this time...they made a note of it and told me to call the shipping company as well. So, I did just that and told them that it CANNOT go into a van and must be shipped standing up and in a truck! I finally got my smoker and couldn't be happier with it. While the shipping and everything was a pain, the smoker its self is amazing. 1/4 inch thick steal and it is a beast! I have cooked about 4 times on it and everything comes out great. Its awesome at holding temps and the grates are expanded metal which makes for a great smoker for this price! Buy this smoker, but make sure you baby the 2 companies so they send it right the first time.
I've been waiting months to order this and finally got mine two weeks ago. My previous smoker was a WSM. This is nice, heavy and sturdy. It leaks a bit so I'll put some seal. Otherwise, really happy. Did a brisket on my first week end and just did ribs tonight and I never managed to make a brisket that good on a WSM (and this was my first try). I'm so happy.
I've had this for a month i have been cooking in it every weekend. At first I tried pork ribs cooked them too long made them tough to eat. Since then I have been cooking whole chickens and turkey breasts. The meat comes out juicy and flavorful every time. The only drawback i have found is in order to put more chips in the pan you have to open the door so you lose the heat and with the bottom rack installed it's a little difficult to get the chips in the box.
Had mine a little over 2 months, they do decent but the temp doesn't get where it needs to be. I believe it's due to the smaller heating element. The doors don't seal very tight so heat is lost there, I even tried charcoal in combination with the wood chips and temps still don't reach 200 degrees. Very frustrating, going to look into sealing it up tighter and see if that helps but I will probably have to go to a gas smoker. If you're looking to smoke a link of sausage or one rack of ribs, it'll ... work for you. But if you want to load it full of ribs.. Good luck. Every time to crack the door to add chips or water the temps falls off and takes a good 45 minutes or more to even get remotely close to 200 and no where near 225-230. Over all It's decent for the price. But for slightly more much better smokers can be had.
I have had this grill for over a year and it is the best grill I have ever owned. The smoker works great. It takes a few times to figure out the correct combo of charcoal and wood to keep the temperature where you want it. The gas grill keeps even temperatures. Just make sure you clean the grill plates(not grates) after each cookout to prevent flame ups. Definitely buy the grill cover. I have no rust at all.
Found grill online at good price..service was great!!
We have owned our grill for almost 2 years. My husband loves it. The capacity is phenomenal. We have experienced no issue with the distance between the fire box and the smoker. The only problem we had was trying to find a cover to protect it from the weather. We ended up having to get a tarp and wrap it. It's not pretty but it works. We also had an issue with one of the thermometers however Academy Sports replaced it at no cost. We are extremely pleased with our purchase and look forward to ... having the grill for many years to come.
Bought the Angus smoker for Competition use and some catering on the side. Made some modifications to the baffle to get more heat to flow into the Rib Box. So far, thats worked! Have a couple more mods I want to do.Otherwise it does what it's supposed to do, cook low & slow...!
Bought this smoker for Memorial Day Weekend I am new to smoking meats I have used it 2 times and everything turned out great, smoked pork and beef ribs and turkey legs. Great smoke taste. Excellent product and very good price from Academy Sports
NICE SMOKER HOLDS THE TEMPERATURE SPOT ON FOR SMOKING WELL BUILT UNIT VERY HAPPY WITH IT
I bought this Saturday after my firebox on my cheap smoker had rusted out. I was very impressed for the first go around, and felt like it contained heat extremely well and was very easy to operate. Performed great on a pork butt, chicken wings, and ribs. Going to do a brisket next, now that its seasoned. Easily kept it at 215-230 for the first 7 hours and started tinkering with ventilation after adding too many pieces of wood and had a flare up due to user error. It quickly choked back down ... to a comfortable temperature range.
I would give it 5 stars but I had to weld up the water pan. It arrived with a small leak and I would have either had to take it back or paid someone to repair it If I wasn't able. It holds temps well as it comes but adding gaskets made using this smoker too easy. I was worried that I would be using more fuel cooking small amounts of food compared to my offset smoker, but I believe I'm using about the same.
I bought this 6 months ago and its been great but every time I smoke meat in it the meat starts to scream like its been brought back to life. Please fix
Im so glad i got this model. Perfect size!! Easy to transport.
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 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!
I have had this unit for 4 years and it held up ok. The unit was easy to use and great value, however 3 months in the built in thermo.. broke.. 1 year in the wood tray started to rust away... 2 years in the ignighter section fell apart.... 3 years in the knob broke for the temp and finally it decided to go up in a blaze of glory today when the regulator decided to fail open full. Never smoke with this unit unattended.
I bought this unit a year ago and immediately smoked 4 pork roasts to perfection. My love affair with the unit started failing when I started noticing rust around the heating element. Used rust inhibitors and keep oiled to no avail and bottom fell out from rust. The trays, sides, top are in great condition, just the bottom rusted out. Loved the unit and want to purchase another, though contemplating going with another brand.
Picked up this smoker fully assembled 3 days ago & seasoned the smoker the next day. Loaded up some char-broil lump charcoal into the firebox and smoked some ribs & chicken the next day. Temperatures remained constant at 225 degrees for well over 3 hours and all sides of my meat took in the pecan smoke flavor. Not that heavy either to load into the back of my pickup also. My meat came out very juicy but with am amazing outside bark from the smoke.
Just bought this after my masterbuilt kept throwing breakers. Wow. cooks great at 200-250 degree range. 300 plus takes a lot of wood and charcoal. I put a a mesquite smoke on the chicken for 4 hours at 250 and had rave reviews. Chicken was tender, juicy and full of flavor.