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Landman 3895Gwla Smoky MountainVertical Gas Smoker, 38-Inch Reviews

Jarrinjack

Initial 2 smokes were fantastic

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Pros: plentiful room, sturdy construction

Cons: temp control a little touchy

I'm a rookie and this product made things pretty easy for me on the first two attempts.  Both my brisket one day, as well as 2 split chickens a few days later were delicious and relatively easy.   Resist the temptation to keep micro-adjusting the temp gauge.  It is touchy and can fluctuate with too much of a turn.  But, on the second attempt, things went well and it kept the temp well.   The chickens with apple wood chips were probably the best tasting chicken ever !   I would not hesitate to recommend this smoker and cannot wait till Thanksgiving.......I'll probably put my turkey fryer up for sale on Craig's List!   Just got a recipe for meatloaf and...
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jmccleave

Sandman Makes a Very Nice Gas Smoker

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Pros: solid construction, nice vents, lots of room, much nicer chip pan

Cons: Door latch isn't great

I replaced my well worn $150 Masterbuilt extra wide smoker from Bass Pro Shop with this more expensive $350 smoker from Landmann. I noticed immediately it was much heavier coming in at almost 100 lbs. This is a good thing in my opinion since the old smoker was too thin and cheaply made in my opinion. The Landmann works great and although the door latch which is two magnetic latches, isn't the greatest design. I lost a little smoke from the door seal but really, how much does this really matter. One thing I noticed that was very impressive to me was that at 240 degrees I could touch the side of the smoker and not get burnt! I also thought the cast bronze burner was MUCH nicer. The design...
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