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
Bought this for a super bowl party. I had 10 full racks of baby backs. It was a bad day to be smoking on a new smoker, rain, wind, high humidity. Was able to hold 225 with not a lot of work but I did go through 10lbs of briquettes, 10 pounds of lump, and prob 8 splits.
The results were fantastic. Ribs were on for about 8 hours. Covered with foil after about 4 hours to reduce smoke. I dont think they could have possibly turned out tastier or more tender. Fall off the bone greatness.
... read more recommend this smoker if you occasional need to cook large quantities. For the price, its well put together and heavy enough gauge to hold heat except perhaps in extreme cold conditions.
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!