Yesterday i finally picked up my brand new Horizon Ranger 20" backyard smoker. First words out of my mouth... "WOW"! this smoker is large and in charge. As most of you know the details of these smokers, its built out of 20" steel pipe with 1/4" thickness all the way around. the horizontal smoker is 44" long and the verticly chamber is 51" tall with 3 racks in it and a bar on top to hang large itmes for cooking. This thing is ready to cook some serious food!
After an interesting time unloading this nearly 800lbs beast out of my truck, i went right to inspecting the smoker! After all it is a large investment and I wanted to be sure this was the quality product its rumored to be.
Needless to say, before i got this product i read through endless forums comparing these smokers to the Lang smokers and every other smoker on the market. Suprisingly there was several people saying the workmanship on the Horizon was not that good, and it leaked smoke a lot.....let me tell you, my Ranger has some of the best workmanship on it ive seen, and everything seals nice and tight! The cooking grates are stainless and great quality, every little piece of hardware down to the ash rake is of the upmost quality.
Soon i will get more pictures up, tonight i am starting the seasoning process for the smoker, but this weekend starts the real cooking