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Landmann USA 3895GLA Smoky Mountain Vertical Gas Smoker, 38-Inch Reviews

katzenfinch

Sturdy, versatile, easy to use

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Pros: Separate drawers for water tray and wood chips, hooks in top of chamber for hanging long pieces, holds temperature well

Cons: Somewhat flimsy shelves, smoke leaks out around door

This smoker was purchased from Costco online to replace a homemade charcoal-fueled one. It arrived in a sturdy box (the corners were reinforced with angle iron) and took one hour to assemble.    It is very easy to use, and heats up quickly. After the chips and water are added, it takes about five minutes or so on High to come up to 250°F. At that point I turn it down to Medium and it holds the temperature well. If adjustment is needed, the tiniest of nudges to the control knob will do it. It usually takes two or three clicks with the electric starter (also a knob, rather than a button) to ignite the propane.   A word about heat control and propane: I’ve noticed...
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BensonsSmoke

Great STARTER smoker

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Pros: Easy to use; decent size and flexibility

Cons: Can't fit full rack of ribs or whole brisket

Overall very happy with this smoker after 8 months. I use it at least twice per month, but usually more. Success with baby back ribs, pork shoulder, tri tip (I guess this is a California thing), burgers, turkey, brisket flat, sausages, chicken. Very easy to use as a first smoker. Stable temps take some getting used to, but not too difficult. Comes with a cover (when bought at Costco). Biggest issue is you cannot fit full racks of pork ribs or a full brisket on a shelf in this unit. Understanding this now, I would have looked for something that made this possible. That is my only complaint, though. If you are looking to simply smoke and keep it simple, this is a great option. But...
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uechikid

This Is A Great Smoker

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Pros: Easy to use, good quality

Cons: Finicky temp control

We bought this smoker in April of 2012 from Costco for $250 delivered.  We have smoked just about everything and absolute love it.  The only down side is the temp control is a little sensitive.  I would definitely recommend this smoke.
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