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DGO1176BDC-D Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker

Good smoker for begginers

Tragusa113

Pros: Cost, Construction

Cons: no wheels, air control

The smoker came packaged very nicely and easy to assemble.  The construction of it is pretty solid.  I have used it twice so far and both times the smoker itself was good.  I did put on a gasket around the main door to keep smoke from leaking out.  Little leaks here and there but nothing too overwhelming.  holding temp is pretty good not all up and down with cheaper...
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Decent unit as a first time one to see how serious you want to get Hard to control heat due to so much loss around the sliding door & cover lid
Decent unit as a first time one to see how serious you want to get Hard to control heat...

Meco 5031 Charcoal Combo Water Smoker

Pros: USA made to best of my knowledge, Reasonable construction, easy to assemble, NO MISSING PARTS (a first) Relitively easy to move & is quite lite,

Cons: Slidder door/access to heat sorce & water dish has a lot of air leak & hard to control heat, The fit on the lid is also rather sloppy.

Can't really complain, but....
Can't really complain, but....
Great investment  This place is a shame.   It has the location, equipment/facilities, and size to be incredible, but falls short almost every time.  T
Great investment This place is a shame. It has the location, equipment/facilities,...
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DGO1176BDC-D Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker

DGO1176BDC-D Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker

“The smoker came packaged very nicely and easy to assemble.  The construction of it is pretty solid.  I have used it twice so far and both times the smoker itself was good.  I did put on a gasket around the main door to keep smoke from leaking out.  Little leaks here and there but nothing too overwhelming.  holding temp is pretty good not all up and down with cheaper...” --Tragusa113

50% Positive Reviews
Brinkmann 852-7080-6 Gourmet Charcoal Smoker and Grill, Green

Brinkmann 852-7080-6 Gourmet Charcoal Smoker and Grill, Green

“After some modifications to the smoker, it works great. Put new temp gauge in the lid and put one in the door. Plus, because it uses a lot of charcoal, also modified the charcoal pan by installing 4 bolts about an inch up and setting a 13" grate on top. That way ashes did not smother the coals and you can use less. Although you have to monitor this smoker the end result is fantastic BBQ!  Have...” --KC1982

100% Positive Reviews
Grill Pro 31816 16-Inch Smoker

Grill Pro 31816 16-Inch Smoker

“ 1 of my favorite things to do is smoke meat. I have 3 smokers that I really enjoy. Smoking meat is an art that most serious smokers work hard to perfect.Temp is a huge factor in the smoking process and if you are a beginner I will say that this is not what you are looking for . Unless of course you like finishing meat in the oven ” --Bill Kellems

25% Positive Reviews
Meco 5031 Charcoal Combo Water Smoker

Meco 5031 Charcoal Combo Water Smoker

“​I purchased this smoker to again give smoking a try. I had been a avid meat/fish smoker years ago long before all of the temperature controlled available smokers & temperature monitoring equipment was available. I think I made my first one from a couple Brinkman pieces & added a salvaged propane burner to start my wood, quite primitive but accomplished a lot very good & delicious...” --W2HR

100% Positive Reviews
GrillPro 31840 Heavy-Duty Vertical Charcoal Smoker

GrillPro 31840 Heavy-Duty Vertical Charcoal Smoker

“This smoker really does suck... that having been said, the basics are all there for you to make it useful.  As you will find out, if you use it in it's recommended configuration, you will find it very difficult to get this baby up to 200 degrees F.  The good thing is that you can pick them up used on craigslist for a steal! SO, you must rearrange it a bit to make it useable. ...” --mwolf1

33% Positive Reviews
Weber 711001 Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker, 14.5-Inch

Weber 711001 Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker, 14.5-Inch

“Although I have loved to eat since I was knee high to a grasshopper, this is my first smoker, and so far it's been a blast. My only regret is I didn't buy the next size up. I tried to do my research and ask around, and WSM's kept getting rave reviews. Now I am a true believer. The instruction manual was easy to follow and my very first smoke (brisket) was spot on. Weber knows what they're...” --Cornman

100% Positive Reviews
Brinkmann 810-5305-7 Smoke'N Grill Charcoal Smoker and Grill Value Pack, Stainless Steel

Brinkmann 810-5305-7 Smoke'N Grill Charcoal Smoker and Grill Value Pack, Stainless Steel

“ Excellent first smoker. Works great with ribs,chicken,brisket and turkey. A few modifications make this the perfect smoker for new and experienced BBQ enthusiasts. Came with some wood chips, veggie basket and cover. ” --nvv522

100% Positive Reviews
Master Forge Charcoal Smoker

Master Forge Charcoal Smoker

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92% Positive Reviews
Weber 731001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 22.5-Inch Smoker

Weber 731001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 22.5-Inch Smoker

“Had a Char-Griller offset for a year, then got the WSM 22.5". It was almost criminal how much easier this thing is to use. I ran a 14 hr. brisket, plus additional 2 hrs. of burnt ends, and I still had 1/4-1/3 of my charcoal left!   This somoker is such a joy to use that you will find yourself making excuses to find reasons to fire it up...heh-heh. ” --JIRodriguez

100% Positive Reviews
Brinkmann 852-7080-7 Gourmet Charcoal Smoker and Grill, Black

Brinkmann 852-7080-7 Gourmet Charcoal Smoker and Grill, Black

“ I have had this smoker since getting it as a Work place 10 year anniversary gift in November 2011. I have recently found some modifications to do to it so hopefully that will improve the performance. ” --baTommy

100% Positive Reviews
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