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DGO1176BDC-D Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker

Average User Rating:
3.33333/5,
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By:
Dyna-Glo
  • 1176 sq. in. total cooking area offers significant space for all your grilling needsHeavy-gage, porcelain-enameled steel wood chip box delivers maximum smoke flavor. Heavy carrying handles for easy maneuverabilityTemperature gauge lets you easily monitor smoker temperature. Heavy-duty carrying handles for easy maneuverabilitySmokes up to 150 lbs. of food at once to feed all your family and friendsOffset firebox design helps keep heat down and channels smoke across food. Grease management system collects drippings and condensation from inside the food chamber, making clean-up easyHeavy-duty steel body construction with high-temp powder-coat finish for long-life durability. Height-adjustable cooking grates allow you to cook food of any size

Recent User Reviews

  1. fricard
    4/5,
    "Great configuration, so-so materials."
    Overall:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Quality:
    3/5,
    Ease of Use:
    4/5,
    Heat Control:
    4/5,
    Durability:
    3/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Oct 1, 2016
    Purchase Price:
    160
    Pros - Love the offset firebox, the vertical heat flow, and the versatility of the multiple shelves.
    Cons - Not made of the best materials.
    I love the offset/vertical format! This smoker holds temperature very steadily and continually turns out quality results.
    Would definitely buy it again and would also recommend folks on a budget consider it.
    Because it is my first smoker, I didn't want to spend a lot. I can say I am very happy with my choice. I've made several mods which can be found here:
    http://smokingmeatforums.com/index.php?threads/new-dyna-glo-offset-smoker-mods.259412/
    Scott "Stu" Stewart likes this.
  2. tragusa113
    3/5,
    "Good smoker for begginers"
    Value:
    4/5,
    Quality:
    3/5,
    Ease of Use:
    4/5,
    Heat Control:
    2/5,
    Purchase Date:
    May 1, 2017
    Purchase Price:
    170.00
    Pros - Cost, Construction
    Cons - no wheels, air control
    The smoker came packaged very nicely and easy to assemble.  The construction of it is pretty solid.  I have used it twice so far and both times the smoker itself was good.  I did put on a gasket around the main door to keep smoke from leaking out.  Little leaks here and there but nothing too overwhelming.  holding temp is pretty good not all up and down with cheaper smokers.  It is a cheap mid range option for beginners who dont want to waist there time with a cheapo setup,  I do have to say the air flow controls are not not 100%, there is no complete closed setting on either end, and the main chamber could have flare ups with the firebox basket close to the opening.  Overall a great beginner smoker to perfect your technique on.
  3. garyo
    3/5,
    "Great Beginner smoker"
    Pros - Cost Good value
    Cons - takes a lot of work to keep steady tempatures
    This is my second smoker my first one was an inexpensive bullet type smoker.  I am still new to smoking and trying to learn.

    The smoking cabinet was shipped slightly dented at the door jamb, and there is a bit more smoke that leaks from the sides that I would like.

    It is a great size and cooks well I like the indirect heat that keeps the flair ups off the meat.

    The basket holds a good deal of charcoal if you fill it up it will get too hot.

    to keep consistent temperatures I must put a little in at a time about every 45 minuets.  That seems like a lot of babysitting the fire.

    I am still learning the art of smoking I am interested in what the seasoned and smoked veterans think.
    Scott "Stu" Stewart likes this.

User Comments

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  1. bulletbob
    " But if I do not use the blankets, I would have a bigger fire with cooler cooking temperatures. "
     
    Having the blankets or not, is not a factor in having a bigger fire. Bigger fire comes from fuel and air.  By having the welders blanket, you could, or could not have bigger fires based upon the controlling factors; i.e., amount of air, etc.
     
    Bigger fire=hotter cooking
    Smaller fire=cooler cooking
     
    Other factors inter into the mix, but, at face value the above is usually true.
  2. garyo
    Thanks Bob,
    I have added a few bricks and that does help.I will also be adding caulk in the near future.
    I have thought about the blankets.  I have some ceramic fiber batt insulation I could use.  But if I do not use the blankets, I would have a bigger fire with cooler cooking temperatures.  My thought is that it would produce more smoke flavor and the combustion gas cause a deeper smoke ring.  But I would be burning more fuel.  Any Ideas if the extra smoke is worth the extra fuel?
      Scott "Stu" Stewart likes this.
  3. bulletbob
    Hey, Gary....
         If someone were to give me one of these, and that's what I'd be smoking with, here's what I'd do.  You're having trouble with the variation in heat temps, for one reason, because the metal it is made from is so thin.  So, to compensate, I would go buy a welders blanket of the appropriate size and wrap around the smoke box, fastening it in some way. Then I'd also wrap the firebox with a piece of the welders balnket. You can get the blanket large enough to do both.  This will do two things....it will keep the heat inside the smoke box for a lot longer and it will keep it much more consistent. Witht he blanket around the firebox, you won't use so much charcoal.....speaking of which, I'd probably switch over to lump charcoal, as it will burn cleaner and longer. I might even toss in a couple of fist sized chunks of a hardwood, such as hickory, oak, or other hard wood.  This will also help to stabalize the heat, and give off a better/cleaner smoke. As far as the leaks around the door, this is a relatively easy fix. I would get some high temp silicon caulk that they use on the engines when they bult them. I use a 1200 degree silicaon caulk.  Just lay out a bead of this caulk evenly around the opening. It doesn't have to be heavy, and then cut strips of waxed paper to lay over the caulk, then gently close the door over a 12-24 hour period, and don't worry about the waxed paper; it'll burn off when you use the smoker, but you won't have any leaks there.  
        In addition, of course, use a water pan, and if you can, get two or three fire bricks and place inside the smoke box, trying to p;lace them so that the bricks are partially deflecting the heat to scatter more into the smoke box. Also, these bricks will really make the heat last a long time in the smoke box as they will absorb the heat and then slowly give it off....I do the same with my fire box....I place two fire bricks in there along the sides or back and it is amazing how the wood  (I use a stick burner) lasts, in your case...the lump charcoal will last as the BTUs are not being used up so fast. Then, from that point, it's just experimenting here and there and making slight adjustments as you go....I could make this baby sing....however, not as it came out of the box....
     
    I hope this helps you out some. I'm sure there are other tricks that can also be inculcated to achieve the kind of smoking you want.