OffSet Smoker Quality vs price

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by herr tulpe, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. herr tulpe

    herr tulpe Fire Starter

    Since my last foray into smoker design, had been thinking about some alternatives, and have pretty much finished my design when I remembered that most of the smokers you buy in the US are actually made in China..

    Have been doing the ring around 7 or 8 chinese manufacturers to get some pricing info..

    I have found one offset smoker 30" smoke chamber, with offset firebox, and 1/8" thick plate around fire box and cooking chamber. They want about $250 for it which feels like a lot (I value like a local!!) but it got me thinking about the price vs value..

    The cheap offsets in the US what kind of wall thickness do they use? What quality of material & finish?

    This sounds decent because it weighs 90kg (200 lbs) so should be cast iron..

    I would appreciate the thoughts of the many experienced smokers on the forum!!

    Many thanks
    Herr Tulpe..
  2. seaham358

    seaham358 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have a Char-broil silver smoker and love it..

    Not sure what size the smoke chamber is by itself?
    HD sells these and there around $200
    • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 55.3 x 18.8 inches ; 135 pounds
      • Offset firebox design provides multiple cooking options.
      • 738 sq. in. total cooking surface area.
      • Easy-clean porcelain grates and full set of charcoal/wood grates for firebox & cooking chamber
      • Top-mounted smoke stack with damper
      • Firebox access door with integrated damper

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