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CB CB600X LP Vertical Smoker Reviews


Decent Smoker After Mods, HORRIBLE Packaging.


Pros: Inexpensive, Easy To Assemble, Smokes Well After Mods

Cons: Cruddy Packaging, Defective Chip Tray Design

The Char-Broil Vertical Gas Smoker is a decent smoker with horrible packaging. Mine was damaged in shipping, but not so damaged I returned it (and let’s face it, returning a large item like this once it is unpacked and all defects are apparent is a PIA).   The Good: decent low end smoker. The Bad: you need a few mods to get it to decent. The Ugly: even if the box does not appear damaged, there is a high probability that your unit was damaged in shipping.   WORLD’S WORST PACKAGING:   Damage to this smoker during shipping happens. A lot. The packaging materials/Styrofoam are too thin, and plainly inadequate to protect this unit during shipping (see picture). Fully...
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Nice little starter smoker


Pros: Inexpensive, Easy to setup, Easy to use

Cons: Not insulated, thermometer in door useless, water & chip pan could be better, not shipped well

I bought this unit as I wanted to play with smoking.  I bought it from Home Depot and they had it drop shipped from Charbroil and it came with a dented front door.  After talking to HD, they discounted it to $135.  The problem was with CB and their packing materials or lack of.     I used for the first time July 5th to cook 2 half turkeys.  Only issue I had was fighting the wind that day so I had to build a wind shield.  Wife said best tasting turkey she ever had.

Good starter smoker, easy to use


Pros: Price, ease of use, simple

Cons: water pan,

Bought this after i needed to finally get a real smoker.  went to wal-mart and paid 145ish after tax and everything.   Putting it together was easy.  The smoker is not heavy so 1 person and put it together and move it if need be, but having that 2ed person makes it simpler.   I let mine run for around 20 minutes at 300 degrees, put wood chips in there also to get the smoking process sped up.  Once i started, heat control was somewhat easy to control(better than charcoal i think) but there is the flame control nob(i left on high) then the top vent.  I left it close for the smoking part but never got above 210, i opened it up for the foil part and i...
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Good starter propane vertical smoker


Pros: Price/performance

Cons: Water pan needs to be replenished often, uninsulated, spring handles flimsy

Gifted by a friend, this seems to be a good entry smoker: The christening meal was babyback ribs which were dry rubbed and finished with a sweet/hot sauce.   The construction quality is IMHO noticeably better than more expensive units at Bass Pro Shops and elsewhere. For example, hinge pins and sockets were more robust as was the quality of the welds on the hinges. The door was appropriately stiff and closed fairly tight without the benefit of gaskets, whereas other low-end models were flimsy by comparison.   Temperature control was pretty good, and passed the judgement of the more experienced cook that gifted the machine to me. In order to achieve very low flame we...
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