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Sierra Offset Smoker Reviews

signal26

This is a better grill than a smoker but if you're ready to put some money and TLC into it that can change.

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Pros: Huge cooking area and it comes with cast iron grates.

Cons: Thin metal and gaps all over the place. Takes alot of work to get it working well.

I was in the process of looking for a horizontal offset smoker when my wife brought home this rig for my birthday present.  I didn't have the heart to say I wanted to get something a little better made, so I decided to pour some money and time into it to get it to do what I wanted.  I filled in every gap I found with RTV material and also made gaskets with it for the firebox and ash doors.  I also riveted some angled aluminum bars right under the cooking chambers lid to make a better seal.  I used replacement oven gasket rope to make as complete of a seal as I could.  The gap between the back of the lid and grill took some work.  It was about 1/2" and took...
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HeyBuddy

Needs Work!

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Pros: Cast iron grates

Cons: You get what you pay for.

This smoker was given to me as a Christmas present as my first smoker. Initially when seasoning it smoke was coming out everywhere. I placed some high heat sealant on some of the cracks, but most of the are about a half inch/ full inch big. I bought some gasket rope from Home Depot and placed it on the back, being where that is where the biggest gap is, and the front where the other gap is. If you are able to secure these two gaps, then you have a "ok" smoker. The metal is very thin, does not hold temperature well, but if you have a will there is a way. I've made two briskets, one pork butt, plenty of fajitas, and hamburgers on this which have all came out "very good" to my guest tastes....
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