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...(read more)